in the meanwhile

Definition of in the meanwhile

1 :at or during the same time :while something else is being done or was being done
  • You can set the table. In the meanwhile, I'll start making dinner.
  • She spent four years studying for her law degree. In the meanwhile, she continued to work at the bank.
2 :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 meanwhile.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  1. : during the intervening time

  2. : at the same time


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