Definitions for Meanwhileˈminˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Meanwhile

Princeton's WordNet

  1. interim, meantime, meanwhile, lag(adverb)

    the time between one event, process, or period and another

    "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"

  2. meanwhile(adverb)

    at the same time but in another place

    "meanwhile, back at the ranch..."

  3. meanwhile, meantime, in the meantime(adverb)

    during the intervening time

    "meanwhile I will not think about the problem"; "meantime he was attentive to his other interests"; "in the meantime the police were notified"


  1. meanwhile(Noun)

    The time between two events

  2. meanwhile(Adverb)

    During the time (that something is happening).

  3. meanwhile(Adverb)

    At the same time, but elsewhere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meanwhile(noun)

    the intervening time; as, in the meantime (or mean time)

  2. Meanwhile(adverb)

    in the intervening time; during the interval

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Meanwhile' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2101

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Meanwhile' in Adverbs Frequency: #172

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