Definition of meanwhile in English:


Line breaks: mean|while
Pronunciation: /ˈmiːnwʌɪl


  • 2On the other hand: he has said little, meanwhile, about how he plans to live his life
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    • Luke, meanwhile, was still safe in the preserve of private school, where he might be subject to the push and pull of peer pressure, but was better isolated from the starkness of the bankrupt city around us.
    • Denton, meanwhile, suggests that it's wrong to judge the franchises on their (admittedly patchy) short-term results.
    • Vega, meanwhile, sounds as menacing as before.


late Middle English: from mean3 + while.

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