HyperDic: meanwhile

English > 3 senses of the word meanwhile:
ADVERBallmeanwhileat the same time but in another place
allmeanwhile, meantime, in the meantimeduring the intervening time
NOUNtimemeanwhile, interim, meantime, lagthe time between one event, process, or period and another
meanwhile > pronunciation
Soundsmiy'nway.l
Rhymesaisle ... worthwhile: 64 rhymes with ayl...
English > meanwhile: 3 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe time between one event, process, or period and another.
Example"meanwhile the socialists are running the government"
Synonymsinterim, meantime, lag
NarrowerinterregnumThe time between two reigns, governments, etc.
Broadertime interval, intervalA definite length of time marked off by two instants
Spanishínterin, mientras tanto, tiempo intermedio
Catalanendemig, ínterim, temps intermedi
English > meanwhile: 3 senses > adverb 1
Meaningat the same time but in another place.
Example"meanwhile, back at the ranch..."
Spanishentretanto
English > meanwhile: 3 senses > adverb 2
MeaningDuring the intervening time.
Example"meanwhile I will not think about the problem"
Synonymsmeantime, in the meantime
Catalanmentrestant

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