Word Origin late Middle English: from mean (noun) + while.Idiomsnounjump to other results
BrE BrE//ˈmiːnwaɪl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmiːnwaɪl//
(British English) for a short period of time but not permanently We need some new curtains, but these will do for the meanwhile.
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in the period of time between two times or two events I hope to go to medical school eventually. In the meanwhile, I am going to study chemistry.
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