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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. lasting for a markedly brief time;
- Example: "a fleeting glance"
- Example: "fugitive hours"
- Example: "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"
- Example: "a momentary glimpse"
[syn: fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, momentary]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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, Sw. flyta, D. flyde, L. pluere to rain, Gr. plei^n to sail, swim, float, Skr. plu to swim, sail. [root]84. Cf. Fleet, n. & a., Float, Pluvial, Flow.] 1. To sail; to float. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And in frail wood on Adrian Gulf doth fleet. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To fly swiftly; to pass over quickly; to hasten; to flit as a light substance. [1913 Webster] All the unaccomplished works of Nature's hand, . . . Dissolved on earth, fleet hither. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) To slip on the whelps or the barrel of a capstan or windlass; -- said of a cable or hawser. [1913 Webster] 4. (Naut.) To move or change in position; -- said of persons; as, the crew fleeted aft. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fleeting \Fleet"ing\, a. Passing swiftly away; not durable; transient; transitory; as, the fleeting hours or moments. Syn: Evanescent; ephemeral. See Transient. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fleeting adj 1: lasting for a markedly brief time; "a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse" [syn: fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, momentary]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

59 Moby Thesaurus words for "fleeting": abrupt, blunt, brief, brittle, brusque, capricious, changeable, compendious, corruptible, crusty, curt, deciduous, disappearing, dissolving, dying, ephemeral, evanescent, evaporating, fading, fickle, flitting, fly-by-night, flying, fragile, frail, fugacious, fugitive, gruff, impermanent, impetuous, impulsive, inconstant, insubstantial, laconic, melting, momentary, mortal, mutable, nondurable, nonpermanent, passing, perishable, short, short and sweet, short-lived, snippety, snippy, succinct, temporal, temporary, terse, transient, transitive, transitory, undurable, unenduring, unstable, vanishing, volatile