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
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The girls meantime spread the table, set the children round the fire, and fed them like so many hungry birds, laughing, talking, and trying to understand the funny broken English.
In the meantime, the scout drew a canoe of bark from its place of concealment beneath some low bushes, whose branches were waving with the eddies of the current, into which he silently motioned for the females to enter.
The Indians, in the meantime, collecting all their forces, pursued and overtook him, when a smart fight continued near two hours, not to the advantage of Col.
I now screwed my eyes hard towards the half hidden image, feeling but ill at ease meantime --to see what was next to follow.
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.
In a few days after this conversation it was fully settled that James should go to Clifford Hall, in a month or six weeks, as it suited his master, and in the meantime he was to get all the practice in driving that could be given to him.
Once within, she turned and began to push the other way, roaring, meantime, "Eik
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?
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
In the meantime, we could never make out where he got the drink.
In the meantime the black girl hurried on with the Prince, hastening to reach the river, where once on the other side they would for ever be out of the wicked Fairy's power.