What does meantime mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interim, meantime, meanwhile, lagadverb

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

    "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"

  2. meanwhile, meantime, in the meantimeadverb

    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. meantimenoun

    The time spent waiting for another event; time in between.

    I'll get started tomorrow, but in the meantime let's see if we can get a few more opinions.

  2. meantimeadverb

    during the interval; meanwhile


  1. meantime

    Meantime is the period of time between two events or during which something is happening or being done. It is often used in the context of "in the meantime," referring to things that one can do while waiting for something else to occur.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meantimenoun

    alt. of Meanwhile

  2. Meantimeadverb

    alt. of Meanwhile


  1. Meantime

    Meantime is the second studio album and major label debut by the American alternative metal band Helmet, released on June 23, 1992 through Interscope Records. Despite initially only achieving moderate commercial success, peaking at number 68 on the Billboard 200 chart upon release in 1992, the album influenced multiple bands in its wake, and has been well received by music critics and is considered an influential album of the metal genre. Meantime has continued to sell consistently well in the years since its release, and in 1994 was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America the album has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. Helmet released one single from Meantime, "Unsung", which was a charting success on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart, and remains their best-known song. Music videos were also made for "Unsung", "Give It" and "In the Meantime".

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'meantime' in Nouns Frequency: #2428

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meantime in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meantime in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of meantime in a Sentence

  1. President Donald Trump:

    We have four or five people that are great -- very respected. In the meantime we have our ambassador to Germany who is a very smart person and he's doing a very good job.

  2. Bruce Rauner:

    In the meantime, we're going to manage the government without a budget, try to minimize the disruption to the people of Illinois and we're committed to working hard to make sure the men and women that serve the government are paid their full salaries on time.

  3. Luis Rodolfo Machado:

    I hope we have a second chance, but in the meantime we cannot delude ourselves and we have to play with what we have.

  4. Ankur Nandwani:

    Ethereum is still in an early and experimental phase, and as it matures will likely evolve to serve a different purpose than Bitcoin, in the meantime, Ethereum is pushing the digital currency ecosystem forward and we are excited to support it as part of our mission to create an open financial system for the world.

  5. Joanna Heywood:

    Impact investment might be a temporary thing - it might be a catalyst for local finance providers to step in and replace impact investors, but in the meantime, there is a role for it, because there really is that gap.

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