What does Interim mean?

Definitions for Interim
ˈɪn tər əmin·ter·im

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interim, meantime, meanwhile, lagadjective

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

    "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"

  2. interimadjective

    serving during an intermediate interval of time

    "an interim agreement"


  1. interimnoun

    A transitional or temporary period between other events.

    His car is in the shop, but they gave him a rental to drive in the interim.

  2. interimadjective


    Iraq's government is "interim'.

  3. interimadjective


    You are interim manager until he returns from hospital.

  4. Etymology: From interim

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Interimnoun

    Mean time; intervening time.

    Etymology: interim, Latin.

    I a heavy interim shall support,
    By his dear absence. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    One bird happened to be foraging for her young ones, and in this interim comes a torrent that washes away nest, birds, and all. Roger L'Estrange.

    In this interim my women asked what I thought. Tatler.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interimnoun

    the meantime; time intervening; interval between events, etc

  2. Interimnoun

    a name given to each of three compromises made by the emperor Charles V. of Germany for the sake of harmonizing the connecting opinions of Protestants and Catholics

  3. Etymology: [L., fr. inter between + im, an old accusative of is he, this, that.]


  1. Interim

    Interim is an album by British rock band The Fall, compiled from live and studio material and released in 2004. It features the first officially released versions of "Clasp Hands", "Blindness" and "What About Us?" — all of which were later included on the band's next studio album Fall Heads Roll — as well as the instrumental "I'm Ronnie the Oney". The remaining tracks are all new versions of previously released songs, mostly from studio rehearsal recordings. Interim was originally to be titled Cocked, possibly a reference to Unofficial Fall Website editor Stefan Cooke.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Interim

    in′tėr-im, n. time between or intervening: the meantime: in the history of the Reformation, the name given to certain edicts of the German emperor for the regulation of religious and ecclesiastical matters, till they could be decided by a general council—as the Augsburg Interim (1548), &c. [L.,—inter, between.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Interim' in Adjectives Frequency: #694

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Interim in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Interim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Interim in a Sentence

  1. Benard Dreyer:

    We applaud the call for more research, but in the interim, until we get more evidence, I would say we need to screen more kids, and we need to get them into services.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    Now it is time for every other nation to pick a side. ... Either you stand with the forces of freedom, or you're in league with Maduro and his mayhem, we call on all members of the Security Council to support Venezuela's democratic transition and interim President Guaido's role.

  3. Michael Proctor:

    But in the interim, the council has disenfranchised the residents of the 10th District. today marks day one of due process for Mark Ridley-Thomas.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    The parameters of the interim deal, in essence, establish an internationally recognized, 10-year nuclear research and development program. Until we know more about Iran's previous research, no nation can be sure of what Iran may have developed covertly already.

  5. Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock:

    I assume there will be some attempt to settle in the interim.

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  • Jane Cooney
    Jane Cooney
    would a monthly interim service mean a monthly service in the meantime?
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