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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, 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. meantime(Noun)

    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. meantime(Adverb)

    during the interval; meanwhile

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meantime(noun)

    alt. of Meanwhile

  2. Meantime(adverb)

    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

How to pronounce meantime?

  1. Alex
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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. Richard Schonfeld:

    We look forward to presenting our case in court, and ask that people don't rush to judgment in the meantime, mr. Sidoo is not in custody and will be traveling to Massachusetts to appear in court as required.

  2. Vice President Biden:

    We should be proud of where the hell we are, and not yield an inch. But in the meantime, you can’t eat equality. You know?

  3. Vijay Samant:

    You can't give an optimistic message that the vaccine is going to be developed in December and then come December you don't have a vaccine. Then people are wondering what happened, in the meantime, you know, they have given up social distancing in the assumption that the vaccine going to be developed in six months, and people are taken aback what's going on, they lose confidence.

  4. Rosa DeLauro:

    To date, CBP has not told the Congress if they have implemented any of those recommendations. In the meantime, children have died in CBP's custody. This is unacceptable.

  5. Kim Min-ji:

    The lock-up period cleared up uncertainty about what the family would do with Glovis and offered investors a chance to maximize value in the meantime.

Images & Illustrations of meantime

  1. meantimemeantimemeantimemeantimemeantime

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    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
    • A. articulate
    • B. eminent
    • C. arbitrary
    • D. ambidextrous

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