What does meanwhile mean?

Definitions for meanwhile
ˈminˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪlmean·while

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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. 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

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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. Steve Crampton:

    The White House proclaimed the pandemicis over, but as the Pentagon just reiterated, the purge continues, as they systematically drive out of the Coast Guard [and all branches of the military] the best and the brightest, like LTJG Stone and our other plaintiffs, meanwhile, they use cookie-cutter form denial letters citing nonsensical excuses for their religiousdiscrimination. For example, they told LTJG Stone that he was not 'worldwide deployable' due to his unvaccinated status, despite the fact that he had just completedfourworldwide deployments, during which time he missed not a single day of work while no less than12%of his fully vaccinated shipmates were quarantined with COVID.

  2. Jan Harzan:

    Meanwhile, with the explosion of cell phones, video cameras, and print and online media reports, both past and present — as well as tens of thousands of paper UFO files collected by MUFON prior to 2006 — the need to be able to have all this data in one place and easily correlated is all the more important.

  3. Evan Dellon:

    We really have no evidence that this works in reallife scenarios, meanwhile, we do have many other reflux treatments that are well studied and pretty effective for people.

  4. Raphael Warnock:

    It was the Black Muslims who challenged Black preachers and said, ‘you’re promulgating … the White man’s religion. That’s a slave religion. You’re telling people to focus on heaven, meanwhile, they’re catching hell,'.

  5. Gail Ernst:

    I continued to make sacrifices and not soar higher out of concern for Gail and our family, meanwhile, he hated any success I had, and would belittle me and get angry any time I achieved a goal.

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