MEANWHILE: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for MEANWHILE?

Need another word that means the same as “meanwhile”? Find 13 synonyms and 30 related words for “meanwhile” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Meanwhile” are: in the meantime, meantime, for now, in the intervening period, in the interim, in the interval, in the meanwhile, temporarily, simultaneously, concurrently, interim, lag

Meanwhile as a Noun

Definitions of "Meanwhile" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “meanwhile” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • The time between one event, process, or period and another.

Synonyms of "Meanwhile" as a noun (3 Words)

interimAn interim dividend profit etc.
In the interim I ll just keep my fingers crossed.
lagA retardation in an electric current or movement.
A time lag between infection and symptoms.
meantimeThe time between one event, process, or period and another.

Usage Examples of "Meanwhile" as a noun

  • Meanwhile the socialists are running the government.

Meanwhile as an Adverb

Definitions of "Meanwhile" as an adverb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “meanwhile” as an adverb can have the following definitions:

  • At the same time.
  • During the intervening time.
  • In the intervening period of time.
  • On the other hand.
  • At the same time but in another place.

Synonyms of "Meanwhile" as an adverb (10 Words)

concurrentlyAt the same time; simultaneously.
Concurrently with the conference an exhibition of things associated with Rutherford was held.
for nowIndicates a change of subject or activity.
in the interimTo or toward the inside of.
in the intervalTo or toward the inside of.
in the intervening periodTo or toward the inside of.
in the meantimeTo or toward the inside of.
in the meanwhileTo or toward the inside of.
meantimeDuring the intervening time.
Scotland meantime had her own monarchs.
simultaneouslyAt the same instant.
It works simultaneously as character study teen drama and sci fi thriller.
temporarilyFor a limited period of time; not permanently.
A temporarily vacant department store.

Usage Examples of "Meanwhile" as an adverb

  • He has said little, meanwhile, about how he plans to live his life.
  • Steam for a further five minutes; meanwhile, make a white sauce.
  • Meanwhile I will not think about the problem.
  • Meanwhile, I will give you a prescription for some pills.

Associations of "Meanwhile" (30 Words)

annuallyBy the year; every year (usually with reference to a sum of money paid or received.
They travel to China annually.
asUsed to emphasize an amount.
It tasted like grape juice but not as sweet.
averageCompute the average of.
He averaged a C.
betweenIn between.
Sets of exercises with no rest in between.
biannualOccurring or payable twice each year.
The biannual meeting of the planning committee.
continuanceThe act of continuing an activity without interruption.
The trademarks shall be used only during the continuance of this agreement.
decadeEach of the five divisions of each chapter of the rosary.
Power per decade of frequency.
durationThe time during which something continues.
Bicycle hire for the duration of your holiday.
enduringLasting a long time.
He formed a number of enduring relationships with women.
epochAn arbitrarily fixed date that is the point in time relative to which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is recorded.
The Victorian epoch.
fiftiesThe decade from 1950 to 1959.
fortiesThe time of life between 40 and 50.
halfwayIncluding only half or a portion.
The halfway mark in the race.
interimAn interim dividend profit etc.
An interim agreement.
lastinglyIn an enduring or permanent manner.
meantimeThe time between one event, process, or period and another.
Meantime he was attentive to his other interests.
medianDenoting the middle term or mean of the middle two terms of a series arranged in order of magnitude For example the median number of the series 55 62 76 85 93 is 76.
The median duration of this treatment was four months.
mesozoicOf or relating to or denoting the Mesozoic era.
midOf or in the middle part or position of a range.
The mid 17th century.
middlePut in the middle.
We were married in the middle of December.
middlebrowA middlebrow person.
Middlebrow fiction.
midwayEqually distant from the extremes.
Peter came to a halt midway down the street.
moderateA person who holds moderate views especially in politics.
It is the Presbytery that moderates.
pendingAwaiting decision or settlement.
The pending lay off of fifty staff.
periodThe interval between successive equal values of a periodic function.
An attractive and beautifully modernized period house.
provisorySubject to a proviso; conditional.
A provisory clause.
spanThe wingspan of an aircraft or a bird.
A major setback was the collapse of one span of a flyover.
temporaryA person employed on a temporary basis typically an office worker who finds employment through an agency.
Employed on a temporary basis.
timeA portion of time in history or characterized by particular events or circumstances.
This is the first time I have got into debt.
whileAt the same time meanwhile.
He was here for a little while.

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