What does Meanwhile mean?

Definitions for Meanwhile
ˈminˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪlMean·while

Here are all the 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

How to pronounce Meanwhile?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Meanwhile in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Meanwhile in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Meanwhile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Meanwhile in a Sentence

  1. Maya MacGuineas:

    But they are projected to rise again next year and exceed $1 trillion annually within a decade, meanwhile, debt levels are the highest they have ever been other than around World War II, and without a serious course correction they will only continue to rise over the long run.

  2. Matthew Levitt:

    You'd want those to be available ultimately for the legitimate governments that could follow, but that's just not on the horizon right now. And meanwhile the Islamic State is making a lot of money.

  3. Ken Jones:

    Meanwhile, in Delaware, the bill banning these guns continues to move through the court system. Theres just people like me. And I know there are people that dont get it, wont get it. And thats OK, too. But I am not going to tell them that they have to.

  4. Shen Changyu:

    China has some problems and we are stepping up efforts to fix them. But meanwhile, IP infringement is a global problem that exists in every country, every country should try to improve their business environment and fix their problems, instead of window dressing themselves.

  5. Jason Ware:

    Meanwhile, the backdrop for equities is oversold...This has certainly compelled some folks who are under-invested to get back into the stock market.

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