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.


  1. interim

    Interim refers to a temporary or provisional period between two events, actions, or positions. It commonly denotes a temporary arrangement or appointment that serves as a bridge or placeholder until a permanent solution or decision is made. It can be used in various contexts, such as interim government, interim CEO, interim report, or interim measures.

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. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson:

    This is why we determined to take precautionary interim steps while this investigation is still ongoing. ISIL is out there now, active in a lot of different areas, and so while this investigation is pending -- and cause we have this group claiming responsibility -- we believe it's significant to do these things on an interim basis and to tell the public that we've done this, we want the public to know that our aviation security officials are very much focused on this.

  2. Bhagavad Gita:

    All created beings are unmanifest in their beginning, manifest in their interim state, and unmanifest again when they are annihilated. So what need is there for lamentation

  3. Margrethe Vestager:

    It doesn't necessarily say that now we have all cases lined up where interim measures will be used but it means that the tool is on the table, and if we find cases that live up to the two things that have to be fulfilled at the same time, yes, we will indeed use interim measures more often.

  4. John Manly:

    John Engler has always treated survivors as the enemy. John Engler took actions to obstruct and undermine criminal investigations of Michigan State Universitys interim president and Michigan State Universitys interim president administration by the Michigan attorney general.

  5. John Sotos:

    John Sotos described this as a routine, planned interim checkup... the question is why would they plan an interim checkup ? In other words, if John Sotos state of health in February is so good, why would there be the need for an interim ? we obviously haven't had a full explanation of the decision-making that went into this.

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  • Jane Cooney
    Jane Cooney
    would a monthly interim service mean a monthly service in the meantime?
    LikeReply6 years ago

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a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
  • A. jab
  • B. muddle
  • C. conveyance
  • D. ditch

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