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.
And it's a long time to election day, anyhow; and what are you going to do meantime?"
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, the hoisted sperm whale's head jogged about very violently, and Gabriel was seen eyeing it with rather more apprehensiveness than his archangel nature seemed to warrant.
Meantime render up thy trust for a time.'' So saying, he took from Gurth's breast the large leathern pouch, in which the purse given him by Rebecca was enclosed, as well as the rest of the zecchins, and then continued his interrogation.
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."
Meantime, too, some of the enterprising humorists of the country had helped themselves to such parts of the work as served their needs, and many of its definitions, anecdotes, phrases and so forth, had become more or less current in popular speech.
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?