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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 fleet v. i. [imp. & p. p. fleeted; p. pr. & vb. n. fleeting.]
 1. To sail; to float. [Obs.]
    And in frail wood on Adrian Gulf doth fleet.   --Spenser.
 2. To fly swiftly; to pass over quickly; to hasten; to flit as a light substance.
 All the unaccomplished works of Nature's hand, . . .
 Dissolved on earth, fleet hither.   --Milton.
 3. Naut. To slip on the whelps or the barrel of a capstan or windlass; -- said of a cable or hawser.
 4. Naut. To move or change in position; -- said of persons; as, the crew fleeted aft.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fleet·ing, a. Passing swiftly away; not durable; transient; transitory; as, the fleeting hours or moments.
 Syn: -- Evanescent; ephemeral. See Transient.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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