fleeting

  • 1Fleeting — ist der Name folgender Personen: Jim Fleeting (* 1955), schottischer Fußballspieler Julie Fleeting (* 1980), schottische Fußballspielerin Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort b …

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  • 2Fleeting — Fleet ing, a. Passing swiftly away; not durable; transient; transitory; as, the fleeting hours or moments. Syn: Evanescent; ephemeral. See {Transient}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3fleeting — index brief, elusive, ephemeral, temporary, transient, transitory, volatile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 4fleeting — (adj.) early 13c., fickle, shifting, unstable, from O.E. fleotende floating, drifting, later flying, moving swiftly, from prp. of fleotan (see FLEET (Cf. fleet) (v.)). Meaning existing only briefly is from 1560s …

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  • 5fleeting — evanescent, fugitive, passing, transitory, *transient, ephemeral, momentary, short lived Antonyms: lasting …

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  • 6fleeting — [adj] brief, transient cursory, ephemeral, evanescent, fading, flash in the pan*, flitting, flying, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, meteoric, momentary, passing, short, short lived, sudden, temporary, transitory, vanishing, volatile; concepts… …

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  • 7fleeting — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lasting for a very short time. DERIVATIVES fleetingly adverb …

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  • 8fleeting — [flēt′iŋ] adj. [OE fleotende, floating: see FLEET2] passing swiftly; not lasting SYN. TRANSIENT fleetingly adv. fleetingness n …

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  • 9fleeting — fleet|ing [ flitıŋ ] adjective continuing for only a very short time: He made only a fleeting reference to his resignation. fleeting glimpse: She caught a fleeting glimpse of him as he rounded the corner. fleeting moment: For a fleeting moment… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10fleeting — UK [ˈfliːtɪŋ] / US [ˈflɪtɪŋ] adjective continuing for only a very short time He made only a fleeting reference to his resignation. fleeting glimpse: She caught a fleeting glimpse of him as he rounded the corner. fleeting moment: For a fleeting… …

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  • 11fleeting — fleet|ing [ˈfli:tıŋ] adj [usually before noun] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: fleet to go quickly (16 19 centuries), from Old English fleotan to float ] lasting for only a short time = ↑brief ▪ a fleeting smile ▪ For one fleeting moment , Paula… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12fleeting — adjective (usually before noun) lasting for only a short time : fleeting glimpse/impression/glance etc: I caught a fleeting glimpse of them as they drove past. | fleeting moment: For one fleeting moment, I thought I recognized her. fleetingly… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13fleeting — [[t]fli͟ːtɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Fleeting is used to describe something which lasts only for a very short time. The girls caught only a fleeting glimpse of the driver... She wondered for a fleeting moment if he would put his arm around her …

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  • 14fleeting — fleetingly, adv. fleetingness, n. /flee ting/, adj. passing swiftly; vanishing quickly; transient; transitory: fleeting beauty; a fleeting glance. [1325 75; ME; see FLEET2, ING2] Syn. passing, flitting, flying, brief, fugitive. * * * …

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  • 15fleeting — fleet fleet (fl[=e]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {fleeted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {fleeting}.] [OE. fleten, fleoten, to swim, AS. fle[ o]tan to swim, float; akin to D. vlieten to flow, OS. fliotan, OHG. fliozzan, G. fliessen, Icel. flj[=o]ta to float, flow,… …

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  • 16fleeting — adj. Fleeting is used with these nouns: ↑expression, ↑fame, ↑glance, ↑glimpse, ↑impression, ↑instant, ↑memory, ↑moment, ↑pleasure, ↑second, ↑thought, ↑ …

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