in the meantime

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in the meantime

1 : during the time before something happens or before a specified period ends
  • The new computers won't arrive until next week, but we can keep using the old ones in the meantime.
2 : while something else is being done or was being done
  • She spent four years studying for her law degree. In the meantime, she continued to work at the bank.

Word by Word Definitions

meantime play
  1. : the time before something happens or before a specified period ends

  1. : meanwhile:2

  1. : time that is based on the motion of the mean sun —called also mean solar time


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