TRANSIENT, adjective tran'shent. [Latin transiens, transeo; trans and eo.]
1. Passing; not stationary; hence, of short duration; not permanent; not lasting or durable. How transient are the pleasures of this life!
--Measur'd this transient world.
2. Hasty; momentary; imperfect; as a transient view of a landscape.
TRANSIENT person, a person that is passing or traveling through a place; one without a settled habitation.