from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Existing or lasting only a short time; short-lived or temporary: "the disorder of his life: the succession of cities, of transitory loves” ( Carson McCullers).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lasting only a short time; temporary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Continuing only for a short time; not enduring; fleeting; evanescent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Passing without continuing; lasting only a short time; unstable and fleeting; speedily vanishing.
- Occurring or done in passing; cursory.
- Synonyms Fleeting, etc. (see transient), temporary, evanescent, ephemeral, momentary, short-lived.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lasting a very short time
Middle English transitorie, from Old French transitoire, from Late Latin trānsitōrius, from Latin, having a passageway, from trānsitus, passage; see transit.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
transit + -ory. (Wiktionary)