Definition of temporary:
episodic, acting, maverick, terminable, here today and gone tomorrow, improvised, time, temporal, ephemeral, for the time being, summary, pro tempore, unpredictable, transient, atypical, provisional, passing, fugitive, fly-by-night, visiting, fleet, short-lived, perishable, impermanent, temp, provisional, on the fly, makeshift, part-time, ad interim, Guest, evanescent, unenduring, substitute, flying, overnight, working, stopgap, irregular, interim, unstable, short, jury-rigged, short-range, substitute, temporary worker, unorthodox, unfixed, on the wing, on the go, pro tem, continue, transitory, fugacious.
- acting (part of speech: adjective)
- transient (part of speech: adjective)
- "Jack of the Pony Express", Frank V. Webster.
There some king shepherds gave the woman and children temporary shelter; and Wallace, seeing that if anything were to be done for Scotland, he must swell the host, put the part under my guidance, giving me orders that when they were rested I should march them to Glenfinlass, here to await his return.- "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
- "Four Weird Tales", Algernon Blackwood.