Meanwhile synonym

Synonyms for Meanwhile:

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244 synonyms found


[ mˈiːnwa͡ɪl], [ mˈiːnwa‍ɪl], [ m_ˈiː_n_w_aɪ_l]
  • adv

    Other relevant words: (adverb)
  • adv.

    all (adverb)at the same time (adverb)in the meantime (adverb)meantime (adverb)while (adverb)
  • conj.

    Other relevant words: (conjunction)when (conjunction)
  • n.

    • contrast,
    • collision,
    • a world of difference,
    • diversity,
    • contradiction,
    • distinction,
    • difference,
    • variety,
    • variation,
    • divergence.
    interim (noun)interlude (noun)
    • inter ludes,
    • inter-lude,
    • re-cess,
    • re-spites,
    • re-spite,
    • inter mission,
    • de-lays,
    • inter lude,
    • re cesses,
    • de-lay,
    • inter-missions,
    • re spite,
    • inter missions,
    • inter-ludes,
    • de lay,
    • de lays,
    • re spites,
    • inter-mission.
    Other relevant words: (noun)
    • time interval,
    • breathing spell,
    • cutoff,
    • interregnum,
    • idylls,
    • interlude,
    • take ten,
    • time out,
    • interval,
    • idyll,
    • interim,
    • duration,
    • Interregnums,
    • timeout.
  • prep.

    during (preposition)Other relevant words: (preposition)
    • in the meanwhile,
    • During,
    • in the course of,
    • in the interim,
    • at the time,
    • for the time being,
    • in the time of,
    • in course of,
    • in the middle of,
    • whole time,
    • time between,
    • at the same time as,
    • the whole time,
    • the time between,
    • all along,
    • all the while.
  • Other synonyms:

    • contemporaneous,
    • clash,
    • as,
    • en masse,
    • while,
    • thenceforth,
    • henceforth,
    • Thenceforward,
    • concomitant,
    • simultaneous,
    • synchronous,
    • synchronicity,
    • parallel,
    • en bloc,
    • concurrent.
    Other relevant words: Other relevant words (noun):
    • at,
    • paternal aunt,
    • consist,
    • extent,
    • by now,
    • go,
    • hourly,
    • live,
    • criterion,
    • estimate,
    • postulant,
    • lie,
    • benchmark,
    • be,
    • intermission,
    • coincident,
    • instantly,
    • for the nonce,
    • at times,
    • attach,
    • accidentally,
    • quantity,
    • irregular,
    • ephemeral,
    • Whiles,
    • just as,
    • evanescent,
    • survive,
    • fortuitously,
    • abide,
    • exist,
    • time,
    • pendente lite,
    • between acts,
    • transient,
    • provisional,
    • pending,
    • anyway,
    • measurement,
    • unpredictable,
    • in the act of,
    • amount,
    • breathe,
    • until then,
    • coexist,
    • transitory,
    • mediator,
    • endure,
    • by then,
    • belong,
    • coincidental,
    • arbiter,
    • interruption,
    • during the time,
    • fleeting,
    • still,
    • nevertheless,
    • continue,
    • Whilst,
    • arbitrator,
    • coincidentally,
    • unorthodox,
    • too,
    • omnipresent,
    • retardation,
    • ubiquitous,
    • stave,
    • slowdown,
    • mediocrity,
    • betweentimes,
    • furthermore,
    • moderation,
    • appertain,
    • between,
    • pertain,
    • lag,
    • withal,
    • for a while,
    • momentary,
    • temperance,
    • distance,
    • besides,
    • subsist,
    • meter,
    • nun,
    • temporarily,
    • come,
    • for a time,
    • also,
    • occur,
    • temporary,
    • underground,
    • channel,
    • instrument,
    • thus,
    • dwell,
    • inhabit,
    • at that point,
    • as soon as,
    • coincidently,
    • at a stretch,
    • measure,
    • degree,
    • contemporaneously,
    • day by day,
    • betweenwhiles,
    • sister,
    • lead,
    • impermanent,
    • brief,
    • atypical,
    • moreover.
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  • Equivalence

  • Forward Entailment

    • Noun, singular or mass
  • Independent

    • Adverb
      simultaneously, furthermore, moreover, however, concurrently, additionally, nevertheless, also, similarly, besides, conversely, alternatively, now, likewise, Concomitantly, instead, separately, nonetheless, rather, currently, yet, incidentally, Since, then, otherwise, Whereas, coincidentally, apart, indeed, elsewhere, together, correspondingly, reportedly, interval.
  • manilla, maleo, mellow, moonily, monal, manila, memel, mammilla, malay, manhole, mall, mammal, mulla, mulloway, mallee, malaya, mammalia, minimal, mullah, mainly, mamilla, milo, maillol, mealy, mule, meanly, mola, molehill, moil, ml, mali, menial, maul, moll, mole, mewl, melia, male, minimally, mollah, malawi, manul, mill, mealie, molal, meal, millay, manly, millwheel, Miaul, molly, mol, mill wheel, mull, mulwi, may lily, molle, mellowly, moolah, mil, monaul, monilia, mile, manual, Mauna Loa, milieu, mail, mallow, melee, mollie.



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How to use meanwhile in a sentence

Meanwhile, the Australian submarine has got up through the Narrows and has torpedoed a gunboat at Chunuk.


None of them came; but meanwhile a very extraordinary thing happened, for the house itself began to go.


Meanwhile, another form of imitation is developing, the fashioning of lasting semblances.


Meanwhile he addressed an order of the day to his army, stating that the Neapolitan troops should only be employed in Italy.


Meanwhile, as you may well believe, he began to feel very sorry that he had said anything about the verses.




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Meanwhile Thetis came to the house of Vulcan, imperishable, star-bespangled, fairest of the abodes in heaven, a house of bronze wrought by the lame god's own hands.

Meanwhile the people were gathered in assembly, for there was a quarrel, and two men were wrangling about the blood-money for a man who had been killed, the one saying before the people that he had paid damages in full, and the other that he had not been paid.

Meanwhile the besiegers, when they heard much noise among the cattle as they sat in council, sprang to their horses, and made with all speed towards them; when they reached them they set battle in array by the banks of the river, and the hosts aimed their bronze-shod spears at one another.

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Meanwhile the heralds were bringing the holy hecatomb through the city, and the Achaeans gathered under the shady grove of Apollo.

Meanwhile the daughter of Icarius, wise Penelope, had had a rich seat placed for her facing the court and cloisters, so that she could hear what every one was saying.

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Meanwhile the prince took De Guiche aside and asked him how the prisoner had been taken and who this young man was.

Meanwhile the prisoner had remained impassive and as if he had no understanding of what was taking place.

Meanwhile, as the little troop drew nearer to Lens, the noise of the cannon sounded louder.

The prince dismounted, ordered one of his aids and Raoul to follow his example, and directed the others to await his orders, keeping themselves meanwhile on the alert.

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Meanwhile, the young girl was waiting to be spoken to, in such emotion that she dared not raise her eyelids.

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I built the chimney after my hoeing in the fall, before a fire became necessary for warmth, doing my cooking in the meanwhile out of doors on the ground, early in the morning: which mode I still think is in some respects more convenient and agreeable than the usual one.

Which would have advanced the most at the end of a month -- the boy who had made his own jackknife from the ore which he had dug and smelted, reading as much as would be necessary for this -- or the boy who had attended the lectures on metallurgy at the Institute in the meanwhile, and had received a Rodgers' penknife from his father?

You will in the meanwhile have earned your fare, and arrive there some time tomorrow, or possibly this evening, if you are lucky enough to get a job in season.

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"A tiger!" ejaculated Tom, as he began once more to change the charge in his rifle to a larger one, running back, meanwhile, in the direction of the sound of the voice.

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Meanwhilea leech bound up his hand with ointment, promising him that he should soon have its use again.

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Quotes containing the word meanwhile

1. And I'm suppose to sit by while you date boys and fall in love with someone else, get married...?"His voice tightened. "And meanwhile, I'll die a little bit more every day, watching.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

2. And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look and feel like shit.
- Martin Amis, London Fields

3. I wrote a book. It sucked. I wrote nine more books. They sucked, too. Meanwhile, I read every single thing I could find on publishing and writing, went to conferences, joined professional organizations, hooked up with fellow writers in critique groups, and didn’t give up. Then I wrote one more book.
- Beth Revis

2. meanwhile

noun. ['ˈmiːnˌwaɪl'] the time between one event, process, or period and another.

  • time interval
  • interregnum
  • interval
  • meantime
  • interim

Synonym meanwhile



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