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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

IN'TERIM, n. [L.] The mean time; time intervening.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: serving during an intermediate interval of time; "an interim agreement" n
1: the time between one event, process, or period and another; "meanwhile the socialists are running the government" [syn: interim, meantime, meanwhile, lag]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Latin, adverb, meanwhile, from inter between more at inter- Date: circa 1580 an intervening time ; interval II. adjective Date: 1604 done, made, appointed, or occurring for an interim

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n., adj., & adv. --n. the intervening time (in the interim he had died). --adj. intervening; provisional, temporary. --adv. archaic meanwhile. Phrases and idioms: interim dividend a dividend declared on the basis of less than a full year's results. Etymology: L, as INTER- + adv. suffix -im

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Interim In"ter*im, n. [L., fr. inter between + im, an old accusative of is he, this, that.] 1. The meantime; time intervening; interval between events, etc. All the interim is Like a phantasms, or a hideous dream. --Shak. 2. (Hist.) A name given to each of three compromises made by the emperor Charles V. of Germany for the sake of harmonizing the connecting opinions of Protestants and Catholics.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. Interim is used to describe something that is intended to be used until something permanent is done or established. She was sworn in as head of an interim government in March. ...an interim report. ADJ: ADJ n 2. In the interim means until a particular thing happens or until a particular thing happened. (FORMAL) But, in the interim, we obviously have a duty to maintain law and order... PHRASE: PHR with cl

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Interval, intermediate time, mean-time.

Moby Thesaurus

abeyance, acting, ad interim, afterthought, bind, block, blockage, breach, break, bureaucratic delay, caesura, cease-fire, cessation, clearance, day off, delay, delayage, delayed reaction, detention, discontinuity, distance between, double space, double take, dragging, drop, em space, en space, fissure, freeboard, gap, hair space, half space, halt, hang-up, hesitation, hiatus, hindrance, holdup, holiday, interlude, intermediate space, intermezzo, intermission, intermittence, interruption, interspace, interstice, interval, jam, jump, lacuna, lag, lagging, lapse, layoff, leap, leeway, letup, logjam, lull, margin, moratorium, obstruction, paperasserie, pause, pro, provisional, provisory, recess, red tape, red-tapeism, red-tapery, remission, reprieve, respite, rest, retardance, retardation, room, single space, slow-up, slowdown, slowness, space, space between, stand-down, stay, stay of execution, stop, stoppage, supply, suspension, temporary, tentative, tie-up, time interval, time lag, truce, vacation, wait

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