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ˈminˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪlmean·while

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word meanwhile.

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. meanwhileadverb

    at the same time but in another place

    "meanwhile, back at the ranch..."

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. meanwhilenoun

    The time between two events

  2. meanwhileadverb

    During the time (that something is happening).

  3. meanwhileadverb

    At the same time, but elsewhere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meanwhilenoun

    the intervening time; as, in the meantime (or mean time)

  2. Meanwhileadverb

    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
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  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. Otilea Garcia:

    I hope he burns in Hell, fidel Castro was Lucifer. They say he supported the struggle against Apartheid, but meanwhile inside Cuba he suppressed his own people, of all races. His death is long overdue.

  2. Ron Johnson:

    As sympathetic as I am toward anyone who yearns for the freedom and opportunity that Central America provides, it is not possible to properly accommodate all who do. Those who enter our country illegally without a valid asylum claim, put themselves and our society at risk, the goal of our policies should be to reduce the overwhelming flow of illegal migration and convert it to a controllable number of legal immigrants. Hopefully, Operation Safe Return will convince Central Americans, that on a bipartisan basis, Central America will do everything we can to prevent human traffickers from exploiting our laws and abusing immigrants seeking a better life, Central Americans said. The Trump administration ANNOUNCES MAJOR CRACKDOWN ON ASYLUM SEEKERS The bipartisan push comes amid a continuing crisis on the southern border, with tens of thousands of migrants being encountered and apprehended at the border each month. The Trump administration has focused The Trump administration efforts on trying to end loopholes in which family units who meet the initial credible fear test are released into the U.S. as cases are processed. This week, The Trump administration announced a policy that requires most migrants entering through Central America southern border to first seek asylum in one of the countries they traversed whether in Mexico, in Central America, or elsewhere on their journey. The Democrats meanwhile have focused more on the humanitarian aspect of the crisis, and have been extremely critical of the conditions in detention facilities, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement( ICE) operations in the homeland. Kyrsten Sinema told The Arizona Republic that the idea was in response to a meeting with administration and White House officials who Kyrsten Sinema said were focused on changing asylum laws and challenging the 1997 Flores agreement that set standards for treatment of migrants and how long minors can be held in custody.

  3. Israel Police Superintendent Micky Rosenfeld:

    Unfortunately, within the West Bank area we have seen Palestinians celebrating this attack, meanwhile here in Israel... we will be mourning for a week over the people that were lost -- and we are talking about four innocent people that were shot to death, literally shot and killed at close range for no reason whatsoever.

  4. The Census Bureau:

    In January 2015, the U.S. is expected to experience a birth every eight seconds and one death every 12 seconds. Meanwhile, net international migration is expected to add one person to the U.S. population every 33 seconds.

  5. Irvine Unified School District:

    During these challenging times, the safety of our school community continues to be our top priority. While we hope at some point to have our students attend our schools alongside their classmates and teachers, now is not the time, meanwhile, we are working to develop a rigorous distance learning plan that will allow students to continue their education at home.

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    relating to or involving money
    • A. pecuniary
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    • C. dicotyledonous
    • D. bibulous

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