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meantime

play
noun mean·time \ˈmēn-ˌtīm\

Definition of meantime

  1. :  the intervening time



14th Century

First Known Use of meantime

14th century


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meantime

adverb mean·time

Definition of meantime





MEANTIME Defined for Kids

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meantime

play
noun mean·time \ˈmēn-ˌtīm\

Definition of meantime for Students

  1. 1 :  the time between events or points of time <You can play again but in the meantime rest.>

  2. 2 :  a time during which more than one thing is being done <He napped, and in the meantime I worked.>




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meantime

play
adverb mean·time

Definition of meantime for Students

  1. :  in the time between events or points of time or during which more than one thing is being done <She worked and meantime raised a family.>




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