meantime


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mean·time

 (mēn′tīm′)
n.
The time between one occurrence and another; an interval.
adv.
During a period of intervening time; meanwhile.

meantime

(ˈmiːnˌtaɪm)
n
the intervening time or period, as between events (esp in the phrase in the meantime)
adv
another word for meanwhile

mean•time

(ˈminˌtaɪm)

n.
1. the intervening time.
adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meantime - the time between one event, process, or period and another; "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
interregnum - the time between two reigns, governments, etc.
Adv.1.meantime - 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"

meantime

meanwhile
adverb at the same time, in the meantime, simultaneously, for the present, concurrently, in the meanwhile Heat the oil in a heavy pan. Meantime, prepare the aubergines.
Translations
mezitím
i mellemtiden
sillä välin
u međuvremenu
idõközben
á meîan
その間に
그 동안에
o dabartuo tarpu
starplaikā, tostarp
medzitým
under tiden
ในระหว่างนั้น
trong lúc đó

meantime

[ˈmiːnˈtaɪm]
B. N for the meantime (referring to now) → por ahora, de momento; (referring to past) → entretanto
in the meantime (referring to now) → mientras tanto; (referring to past) → en el ínterin
in the meantime she had had two childrenen el ínterin había tenido dos hijos

meantime

[ˈmiːntaɪm]
n
in the meantime advpendant ce temps
for the meantime (= for the moment) → pour le moment
adv (= meanwhile) → en attendant

meantime

advinzwischen
n for the meantimevorerst, im Augenblick, einstweilen; in the meantimein der Zwischenzeit, inzwischen

meantime

[ˈmiːnˌtaɪm] meanwhile [ˈmiːnˌwaɪl] adv (also in the meantime) → nel frattempo, (e) intanto

meantime

(ˈmiːntaim) adverb, noun
(in the) time or period between. I'll hear her account of the matter later – meantime, I'd like to hear yours.

meantime

فِي غُضُونِ ذَلِك mezitím i mellemtiden inzwischen εν τω μεταξύ mientras tanto sillä välin entre-temps u međuvremenu intanto その間に 그 동안에 ondertussen imens tymczasem entretanto тем временем under tiden ในระหว่างนั้น bu arada trong lúc đó 同时
References in classic literature ?
In the meantime his life remained run down, planless, and empty and idle.
Take my word for it, the strike will be over in a few days, and the men will be beaten; and meantime what you can get out of it will belong to you.
In the meantime, M'Dougal, who still remained nominal chief at the fort, launched a canoe, manned by men recently in the employ of the American Fur Company, and steered for the ship.
Meantime, Gabriel, ascending to the main-royal mast-head, was tossing one arm in frantic gestures, and hurling forth prophecies of speedy doom to the sacrilegious assailants of his divinity.
The two champions being alike armed with quarter-staves, stepped forward into the centre of the open space, in order to have the full benefit of the moonlight; the thieves in the meantime laughing, and crying to their comrade, ``Miller
Meantime, Mazarin redoubled his surveillance over the duke.
Captain Bonneville immediately dispatched two spies to over-take the rival party, and endeavor to learn their plans; in the meantime, he turned his back upon the swamp and its musk-rat houses and followed on at "long camps, which in trapper's language is equivalent to long stages.
In the meantime you can relieve your feelings by cursing the one-man power and the effete monarchies of Europe.
In the meantime Telegonus, while travelling in search of his father, lands on Ithaca and ravages the island: Odysseus comes out to defend his country, but is killed by his son unwittingly.
In the meantime, I cordially regret not having known the local music-seller in early life.
Was he very uneasy in the meantime at his inability to give his daughter her birthright?
By this clear stream, Of thee will I write; Meantime from afar Bathe me in light I