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meanwhile

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

14th Century

First Known Use of meanwhile

14th century


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meanwhile

adverb mean·while

Definition of meanwhile

  1. 1 :  during the intervening time

  2. 2 :  at the same time

Examples of meanwhile in a sentence

  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.

14th Century

First Known Use of meanwhile

14th century



MEANWHILE Defined for English Language Learners


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meanwhile

adverb mean·while

Definition of meanwhile for English Language Learners

  • : at or during the same time : in the meantime


MEANWHILE Defined for Kids

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meanwhile

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noun mean·while \ˈmēn-ˌhwīl, -ˌwīl\

Definition of meanwhile for Students


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meanwhile

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adverb mean·while

Definition of meanwhile for Students

  1. 1 :  2meantime

  2. 2 :  at the same time


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