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Definitions for fleeting
ˈfli tɪŋfleet·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, momentaryadjective

    lasting for a markedly brief time

    "a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse"


  1. fleetingadjective

    passing quickly


  1. fleeting

    Julie Fleeting MBE (born 18 December 1980), whose married name is Julie Stewart, is a Scottish former footballer who played as a forward. She spent nine years at English club Arsenal and was the first Scot to play as a full-time professional in the WUSA playing for San Diego Spirit. She won the Scottish Women's League title with Ayr and seventeen major trophies with Arsenal. According to the Scottish Football Association, Fleeting has a record of 116 goals (a national record by some distance) and 121 caps for Scotland between her debut in 1996 and retirement in 2015, although those figures appear to include unofficial internationals. Fleeting also captained her country for eight years. According to UEFA, she has a record of 28 goals in 22 games in UEFA competitions for national teams, and 22 goals in 32 games in UEFA club competitions.She was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours. She has also represented Scotland in the sport of basketball.


  1. fleeting

    Fleeting refers to something that happens quickly or lasts for a very short period of time, something that is brief or transitory. It is often used to describe intangible things like feelings, impressions, or moments.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fleeting

    of Fleet

  2. Fleetingadjective

    passing swiftly away; not durable; transient; transitory; as, the fleeting hours or moments

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fleeting

    To come up a rope, so as to haul to more advantage; especially the act of changing the situation of a tackle when the blocks are drawn together; also, changing the position of the dead-eyes, when the shrouds are become too long, which is done by shortening the bend of the shroud and turning in the dead-eye again higher up; the use of fleeting is accordingly to regain the mechanical powers, when destroyed by the meeting of the blocks or dead-eyes.--Fleet ho! the order given at such times. (See TACKLE.)

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fleeting is ranked #149395 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Fleeting surname appeared 110 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Fleeting.

    58.1% or 64 total occurrences were Black.
    24.5% or 27 total occurrences were White.
    10% or 11 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fleeting in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fleeting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fleeting in a Sentence

  1. Aloo Denish Obiero:

    Amidst passing trends, opt for timelessness; favor lasting impact over fleeting favor.

  2. Chris Murphy:

    I know attention to this crisis is very fleeting, i have a sense of urgency of getting a piece of legislation that we can shop to colleagues. I don't know what we'll have by Monday.

  3. Swami Sivanada:

    Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good do good. Be kind be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.

  4. Ann Gray:

    Ponder the capriciousness of human nature, which allows momentary appetites and fleeting attitudes to set the courses for entire lives and future responsibilities.

  5. Christen Kuikoua:

    A man's downfall can be traced back to a woman, just as his triumph can also be attributed to her. A virtuous wife uplifts her husband, whereas an arrogant one brings about his downfall. Thus, wives, lay the foundation of your homes with virtue and strength, while men, stay committed and focused rather than seeking fleeting pleasures.

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