Search Result for "temporal":
1. the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb;
[syn: temporal role, temporal]
1. not eternal;
- Example: "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt
2. of or relating to or limited by time;
- Example: "temporal processing"
- Example: "temporal dimensions"
- Example: "temporal and spacial boundaries"
- Example: "music is a temporal art"
3. of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit);
- Example: "temporal bone"
4. characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world;
- Example: "worldly goods and advancement"
- Example: "temporal possessions of the church"
[syn: worldly, secular, temporal]
5. of this earth or world;
- Example: "temporal joys"
- Example: "our temporal existence"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Temporal \Tem"po*ral\, n. Anything temporal or secular; a temporality; -- used chiefly in the plural. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor or temporals. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Temporal \Tem"po*ral\, a. [L. temporalis, fr. tempora the temples: cf. F. temporal. See Temple a part of the head.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the temple or temples; as, the temporal bone; a temporal artery. [1913 Webster] Temporal bone, a very complex bone situated in the side of the skull of most mammals and containing the organ of hearing. It consists of an expanded squamosal portion above the ear, corresponding to the squamosal and zygoma of the lower vertebrates, and a thickened basal petrosal and mastoid portion, corresponding to the periotic and tympanic bones of the lower vertebrates. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Temporal \Tem"po*ral\, a. [L. temporalis, fr. tempus, temporis, time, portion of time, the fitting or appointed time: cf. F. temporel. Cf. Contemporaneous, Extempore, Temper, v. t., Tempest, Temple a part of the head, Tense, n., Thing.] 1. Of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from sacred or eternal. [1913 Webster] The things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. --2 Cor. iv. 18. [1913 Webster] Is this an hour for temporal affairs? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical; as, temporal power; temporal courts. [1913 Webster] Lords temporal. See under Lord, n. Temporal augment. See the Note under Augment, n. [1913 Webster] Syn: Transient; fleeting; transitory. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
106 Moby Thesaurus words for "temporal": Philistine, annalistic, banausic, bodily, brittle, calendarial, calendric, capricious, carnal, carnal-minded, changeable, chronogrammatic, chronographic, chronologic, chronological, chronoscopic, civil, congregational, continuous, corporal, corporeal, corruptible, dated, deciduous, diaristic, durational, durative, dying, earthly, earthy, ephemeral, evanescent, fading, fickle, fleeting, fleshly, flitting, fly-by-night, flying, fragile, frail, fugacious, fugitive, horologic, hylic, impermanent, impetuous, impulsive, inconstant, insubstantial, intercalary, intercalated, laic, laical, lasting, lay, material, materialistic, materiate, metronomic, momentary, mortal, mundane, mutable, nonclerical, nondurable, nonecclesiastical, nonministerial, nonordained, nonpastoral, nonpermanent, nonreligious, nonsacred, nonspiritual, passing, perishable, physical, popular, profane, reprobate, secular, secularist, secularistic, sensual, short-lived, somatic, substantial, temporary, terrene, terrestrial, timekeeping, transient, transitive, transitory, unblessed, undurable, unenduring, unhallowed, unholy, unregenerate, unsacred, unsanctified, unspiritual, unstable, volatile, worldly