- of or relating to time.
- pertaining to or concerned with the present life or this world; worldly: temporal joys.
- enduring for a time only; temporary; transitory (opposed to eternal).
- of, relating to, or expressing time: a temporal adjective, such as recent, or a temporal adverb, such as recently.
- of or relating to the tenses of a verb.
- secular, lay, or civil, as opposed to ecclesiastical.
- a temporal possession, estate, or the like; temporality.
- something that is temporal; a temporal matter or affair.
Origin of temporal1
Examples from the Web for temporally
Then exercise that strength, both spiritually and temporally.
Temporally, they are to be a numerous seed, a powerful people.The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882
In England, also, the attempt was only temporally successful.The Cross in Ritual, Architecture and Art
Geo. S. Tyack
And by whom doth it most appear that temporally ye shall be punished?
But the idolatrous shall be temporally punished—by other hands.
- of or relating to time
- of or relating to secular as opposed to spiritual or religious affairsthe lords spiritual and temporal
- lasting for a relatively short time
- grammar of or relating to tense or the linguistic expression of time in generala temporal adverb
- anatomy of, relating to, or near the temple or temples
Word Origin and History for temporally
mid-14c., "worldly, secular," later "of time, terrestrial, earthly" (late 14c.), "temporary, lasting only for a time" (late 14c.), from Old French temporal, from Latin temporalis "of time, temporary," from tempus (genitive temporis) "time, season, proper time or season," of unknown origin. Related: Temporality.
- Of, relating to, or near the temples of the skull.
- Relating to or near the bones that form the sides and part of the base of the skull.