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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interim, meantime, meanwhile, lagadverb

    the time between one event, process, or period and another

    "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"

    interim, stave, slowdown, lag, retardation, meanwhile

  2. meanwhile, meantime, in the meantimeadverb

    during the intervening time

    "meanwhile I will not think about the problem"; "meantime he was attentive to his other interests"; "in the meantime the police were notified"

    meanwhile, in the meantime

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. meantimeadjective

    in the mean time, in the interim

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. meantimeadverb


  2. meantimenoun

    interval, interim, meanwhile

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "meantime":

    interval, meanwhile, time, range, interim, waiting

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How to use meantime in a sentence?

  1. Sakine Esen Yilmaz:

    The real problems, in the meantime, are being brushed aside, we still have classes of 50-60 students. There are schools that have no labs, libraries or sports halls.

  2. President Obama:

    As we have more information, we'll let the public know, but in the meantime I'd ask all Americans to pray for the families who are grief stricken at this point, and I want everybody to understand we will be thorough and prompt in figuring out exactly what happened.

  3. Kevin Cramer:

    I think China will be at the table of settling fairly shortly after the election, to be honest with you. In the meantime, they're going to try to use political pressure where they can. Yes, it's a real hurt. What I've tried to impress upon The President many times is that short-term pain for a farmer can be the end of his career, depending again on his personal circumstances.

  4. Bruce Rauner:

    In the meantime, we're going to manage the government without a budget, try to minimize the disruption to the people of Illinois and we're committed to working hard to make sure the men and women that serve the government are paid their full salaries on time.

  5. Mike Schmidt:

    I have confidence that the( police department) will continue their mission to maintain public safety, in the meantime, my office will continue to focus on the fair and just prosecution of criminal matters. The Portland Police Association can not expect the community to trust law enforcement if The Portland Police Association hold The Portland Police Association to a lower standard.

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