What does temporary mean?

Definitions for temporary
ˈtɛm pəˌrɛr item·po·rary

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word temporary.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. temp, temporary, temporary worker(adj)

    a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis

  2. impermanent, temporary(adj)

    not permanent; not lasting

    "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"

  3. irregular, temporary(adj)

    lacking continuity or regularity

    "an irregular worker"; "employed on a temporary basis"

Wiktionary

  1. temporary(Noun)

    One serving for a limited time; short-term employee.

    Etymology: From temporarius, from tempus

  2. temporary(Adjective)

    For a limited time, ephemeral, not constant; transient

    Etymology: From temporarius, from tempus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Temporary(adj)

    lasting for a time only; existing or continuing for a limited time; not permanent; as, the patient has obtained temporary relief

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'temporary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2698

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'temporary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2818

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'temporary' in Adjectives Frequency: #353

How to pronounce temporary?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say temporary in sign language?

  1. temporary

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of temporary in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of temporary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of temporary in a Sentence

  1. German Larrea:

    We believe that Southern Coppers excellent reserve base, low cash cost, conservative capital structure and growth program, makes us the industrys best prepared company to weather this temporary downturn in metal prices.

  2. Yolande Bouka:

    Until this is possible in a country like Rwanda, all the strides whether economic or developmental, will be temporary. Everything will be tested in terms of transition in Rwanda.

  3. Clarence Thomas:

    In this case, the Court refuses even to grant a temporary stay when it will resolve the issue at hand in several months, i would have shown the people of Alabama the respect they deserve and preserved the status quo while the Court resolves this important Constitutional question.

  4. Prashant Agarwal:

    Nothing in life is easy, you may be facing several problems & you may be suffering from pain, which you think no one can understand. You might have little resources but you cannot achieve anything unless you strive for it & try for it. You need to be committed to your goals; you need to be passionate for getting success in the field of your interest. Every day is a new day, bringing you new opportunities. And if you are responsible and aware of your needs, and are willing to perform and take all the necessary steps that are required for you to achieve your goal, then trust me nothing can stop you. You need to be like that lion who is hungry and is waiting for his prey and whose roar is loud enough for his enemies to know that he won’t compromise for anything unless he gets it. It's just one life and you need to make the most out of it. Don’t compromise on it for temporary reasons and worries. You need to realize that you might face several challenges, might go through circumstances which are difficult to deal with, which might break you, make you fall hard on the ground but each time when you stand again you would be stronger than before. Admit your mistakes and be willing to improvise and rectify the things that went wrong earlier to get better results next time. Be planned enough, be responsible for each action that you take, be committed so that nothing can break you. Be passionate so that nothing can stop you & keep on performing irrespective of all your failures.

  5. Andrea Bopp Stark:

    The forbearance agreement is just putting off payment until a later day, it is the lender saying, We give you temporary reprieve and at the end, you pay us.

Images & Illustrations of temporary

  1. temporarytemporarytemporarytemporarytemporary

Popularity rank by frequency of use

temporary#1#3606#10000

Translations for temporary

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for temporary »

Translation

Find a translation for the temporary definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these temporary definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "temporary." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 3 Mar. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/temporary>.

    Are we missing a good definition for temporary? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. opaque
    • B. plush
    • C. transparent
    • D. abrupt

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for temporary:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.