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Synonyms for meanwhile
ˈminˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interim, meantime, meanwhile, lag(adverb)

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

    "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"

    interim, stave, slowdown, lag, retardation, meantime

  2. meanwhile(adverb)

    at the same time but in another place

    "meanwhile, back at the ranch..."

    meantime, in the meantime

  3. meanwhile, meantime, in the meantime(adverb)

    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"

    meantime, in the meantime


  1. meanwhile(adverb)

    meanwhilst, the while, in the meantime, meantime

  2. meanwhile(adverb)

    During the time (that something is happening).

    in the meantime, meantime, the while, meanwhilst

  3. meanwhile(adverb)

    At the same time, but elsewhere.

    meantime, in the meantime, meanwhilst, the while

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. meanwhile(ad.)

    in the mean time, in the interim

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. meanwhile(adv)

    meantime, during the interval

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    meantime, concurrently, moreover, furthermore, simultaneously, besides

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How to use meanwhile in a sentence?

  1. Shen Changyu:

    China has some problems and we are stepping up efforts to fix them. But meanwhile, IP infringement is a global problem that exists in every country, every country should try to improve their business environment and fix their problems, instead of window dressing themselves.

  2. Roger Kay:

    The new Surface bothers me because it [ goes ] after Microsoft’s partners' business, it's aimed directly at the sweet spot on the product spectrum, the place where OEMs [ PC makers ] can still make money. Meanwhile, Microsoft doesn't really take care of end customers and still needs the OEMs to get to market.

  3. Walter Zimmerman:

    You have the threat that a high enough price will start to activate the 7,700 drilled but uncompleted wells in the lower 48 states, and meanwhile, if Iranian crude is really taken off the water, it's going to impact Brent much more than it's going to impact WTI.

  4. Jason Ware:

    Meanwhile, the backdrop for equities is oversold. ... This has certainly compelled some folks who are under-invested to get back into the stock market.

  5. Damian Caraballo:

    Caraballo said. Dr. Damian Caraballo was quarantined with his wife and kids in Tampa while awaiting his test results. (Contributed photo) Caraballos nasal test swab was sent out to California where he had to await the results for 6.5 days. Its been frustrated to see other countries -- like South Korea-- have widespread testing and their doctors wearing what looks like spacesuits to treat patients, he said. Meanwhile,the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising doctors dealing with a shortage of facemasks to use a bandana or scarf to care for COVID-19 patients as a last resort. Health care professionals without masks in contact with a COVID-19 patient are advised to stay away from work for 14 days, setting up a scenario for many more doctors and nurses to be absent from the frontlines. The CDC recommendations sound like were in athird world country.

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