noun mean·while \ˈmēn-ˌhwī(-ə)l, -ˌwī(-ə)l\

Definition of MEANWHILE

:  meantime

First Known Use of MEANWHILE

14th century



: at or during the same time : in the meantime

Full Definition of MEANWHILE

:  during the intervening time
:  at the same time

Examples of MEANWHILE

  1. You can set the table. Meanwhile, I'll start making dinner.
  2. She spent four years studying for her law degree. Meanwhile, she continued to work at the bank.
  3. He can come back to work when he's feeling better, but meanwhile he should be resting as much as possible.

First Known Use of MEANWHILE

14th century


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