Meaning of “meanwhile” - Learner’s Dictionary


adverb us uk /ˈmiːnˌwaɪl/
Extra Examples
Put the chicken into the oven to roast. Meanwhile, prepare the vegetables.John has gone to the supermarket. Nicola, meanwhile, has gone to collect the kids from school.The rehearsals take place next week. Meanwhile, the technicians will be testing the stage equipment.Many parts of the south have been suffering from drought. Meanwhile, areas of the north have been flooded.The school is being rebuilt after the fire. Meanwhile, temporary classrooms are being used.

B1 in the time between two things happening, or while something else is happening:

The mother is ill. The child, meanwhile, is living with foster parents.

(Definition of “meanwhile” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)