Definitions for Meanwhileˈminˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: meantime .
(adv.)in the intervening time; during the interval.
at the same time.
Origin of meanwhile:
interim, meantime, meanwhile, lag(adverb)
the time between one event, process, or period and another
"meanwhile the socialists are running the government"
at the same time but in another place
"meanwhile, back at the ranch..."
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
in the period while sth happened
The parents were out. Meanwhile, the kids were getting into all kinds of trouble.
The time between two events
During the time (that something is happening).
At the same time, but elsewhere.
the intervening time; as, in the meantime (or mean time)
in the intervening time; during the interval
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Meanwhile' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2101
Rank popularity for the word 'Meanwhile' in Adverbs Frequency: #172
Translations for Meanwhile
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
during this time; at the same time
The child had gone home. Meanwhile, his mother was searching for him in the street.
- في غُضون ذلك، أثْناء ذلك، في هذه الأثْناءArabic
- nesse meio tempoPortuguese (BR)
- imens; samtidigtDanish
- στο μεταξύGreek
- sillä aikaaFinnish
- entre tempsFrench
- इसी दौरानHindi
- sementara ituIndonesian
- á meðanIcelandic
- nel frattempoItalian
- 그 동안에Korean
- tuo (pat) metuLithuanian
- pa to laikuLatvian
- sementara ituMalay
- i mellomtida, imensNorwegian
- w tym czasiePolish
- په ضمن كښىPashto
- între timpRomanian
- между тем; тем временемRussian
- u međuvremenuSerbian
- under tidenSwedish
- bu sırada/aradaTurkish
- 同時Chinese (Trad.)
- тим часомUkrainian
- اسی وقت کے دورانUrdu
- trong lúc đóVietnamese
- 同时Chinese (Simp.)
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