Definition of meantime in US English:

meantime

adverb

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

Middle English (as a noun): from mean + time.

Pronunciation

meantime

/ˈminˌtaɪm//ˈmēnˌtīm/