Definition of meantime in English:



also in the meantime
  • Meanwhile.

    ‘in the meantime, I'll make some inquiries of my own’
    ‘Mom and Dad, meantime, had learned to confront their differences’
    • ‘In any event, the mortgage interest relief regime might change in the meantime.’
    • ‘In the meantime, we can enjoy this story, which is a nice little bit of light reading.’
    • ‘Mr Cohen would, of course, regain possession of the name in the meantime.’
    • ‘He hoped to someday become a detective, but in the meantime was looking forward to the action of being a cop.’
    • ‘We hope to add a real guard dog to the farm soon, but in the meantime they seem to be doing the trick.’
    • ‘Irish companies wishing to dispose of old equipment in the meantime have limited options.’
    • ‘I have made an appointment with him, but in the meantime, you and I are going lobbying.’
    • ‘In the meantime, he has suggested that the repair work may be started.’
    • ‘It's not the best way to enjoy it, but we got a lot of exercise in the meantime.’
    • ‘He probably won't be here until after work, John pointed out, so I'm gonna take a nap in the meantime.’
    • ‘In the meantime, Cathy finds solace with her gardener, a widower with a young daughter.’
    • ‘In the meantime, he managed to pioneer what is now known as cultural studies.’
    • ‘So in the meantime those lessons on safe use of mobiles could be a wise move.’
    • ‘You have to rip off your costume and hope that you don't get spotted in the meantime.’
    • ‘It is not clear whether the pension fund has reduced this holding in the meantime.’
    • ‘Neverthless, that doesn't mean we should sit on our hands in the meantime.’
    • ‘That was a couple of weeks ago, and in the meantime I've been working through my application needs.’
    • ‘I'll update you with more info in due course, but in the meantime, take a look at the press release.’
    • ‘Arnold, in the meantime, is playing the same role he always does but actually seems to be enjoying himself for once.’
    • ‘In the meantime we haven't seen one camp leap substantially ahead of the other.’
    for now, for the moment, for the present, for the time being, in the meantime, in the intervening period, in the interim, in the interval, meanwhile, in the meanwhile, the while, temporarily
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Middle English (as a noun): from mean + time.