Definitions for Meanwhileˈminˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mean•whileˈminˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪl(n.)

  1. Ref: meantime .

  2. (adv.)in the intervening time; during the interval.

  3. at the same time.

Origin of meanwhile:

1350–1400

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. meanwhile(adverb)ˈminˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪl

    in the period while sth happened

    The parents were out. Meanwhile, the kids were getting into all kinds of trouble.

Wiktionary

  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


Translations for Meanwhile

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

meanwhile(adverb)

during this time; at the same time

The child had gone home. Meanwhile, his mother was searching for him in the street.

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