noun, plural tem·po·rar·ies.
- temporal ridge,
- temporal summation,
- temporal-lobe epilepsy,
- temporary cartilage,
- temporary denture,
- temporary duty,
- temporary hardness,
- temporary life annuity
Origin of temporary
Examples from the Web for temporary
The bill, which passed Congress without opposition, is only a temporary fix and expires in 2015.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive|Ben Jacobs|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Workers built a temporary rail track through the city to move the statue in a process that took three days.
On Monday, de Blasio called for a temporary halt to protests until after the funerals of the two slain officers.Trayvon Martin’s Family Rejects ‘Dead Cops’ Marchers|Jacob Siegel|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This month a judge intervened and granted a 30-day temporary stay on police action against Abbott.
Or are the risks so great that a temporary ban is necessary?
If this produced any effect, which is doubtful, it was but temporary.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4|Henry Charles Lea
Leaving the Captain and the veteran as temporary guards, he sallied forth, followed by the lawyer and the two parsons.Two Knapsacks|John Campbell
A plank or fence-rail served as a temporary draw-bridge, which was pulled into the swamp after passing over.Revolutionary Reader|Sophie Lee Foster
During the lifetimes of the temporary lakes enough sediment was deposited in them to form the basis for fertile soils.Area Handbook for Albania|Eugene K. Keefe
Carroll was temporary Chairman; Reynolds was elected permanent Chairman.The Crime of the Century|Henry M. Hunt
noun plural -raries
Word Origin for temporary
1540s, from Latin temporarius "of seasonal character, lasting a short time," from tempus (genitive temporis) "time, season" (see temporal). The noun meaning "person employed only for a time" is recorded from 1848.