Elsewhere vs Meanwhile - What's the difference?

elsewhere | meanwhile |

As adverbs the difference between elsewhere and meanwhile

is that elsewhere is in or at some other place or places; away while meanwhile is during the time (that something is happening).

As nouns the difference between elsewhere and meanwhile

is that elsewhere is a place other than here; somewhere else while meanwhile is the time between two events.




  • In or at some other place or places; away.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April
  • , author=John T. Jost , title=Social Justice: Is It in Our Nature (and Our Future)? , volume=100, issue=2, page=162 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=He draws eclectically on studies of baboons, descriptive anthropological accounts of hunter-gatherer societies and, in a few cases, the fossil record. With this biological framework in place, Corning endeavors to show that the capitalist system as currently practiced in the United States and elsewhere is manifestly unfair.}}
    These particular trees are not to be found elsewhere .
  • To some other place.
  • If you won’t serve us, we’ll go elsewhere .


    (en noun)
  • A place other than here; somewhere else.
  • * 2000 , Angela M Jeannet, Under the radiant sun and the crescent moon: Italo Calvino's storytelling
  • We are back on the Ligurian coast, from which vertigos push human beings toward all kinds of elsewheres .


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    (en noun)
  • The time between two events.
  • Adverb

  • During the time (that something is happening).
  • At the same time, but elsewhere.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=Meanwhile Nanny Broome was recovering from her initial panic and seemed anxious to make up for any kudos she might have lost, by exerting her personality to the utmost. She took the policeman's helmet and placed it on a chair, and unfolded his tunic to shake it and fold it up again for him.}}


    * (during the time) meanwhilst * (at the same time but elsewhere) in the meantime, meantime, meanwhilst, the while


    * 1955 March 1, Winston Churchill, From his last major speech in the House of Commons : *: The day may dawn when fair play, love for one's fellow men, respect for justice and freedom, will enable tormented generations to march forth triumphant from the hideous epoch in which we have to dwell. Meanwhile , never flinch, never weary, never despair.