- an intervening time; interval; meantime: School doesn't start till September, but he's taking a Spanish class in the interim.
- a temporary or provisional arrangement; stopgap; makeshift: As an interim, her summer job was pretty good.
- (initial capital letter) Church History. any of three provisional arrangements for the settlement of religious differences between German Protestants and Roman Catholics during the Reformation.
- for, during, belonging to, or connected with an intervening period of time; temporary; provisional: an interim order; an interim job.
Origin of interim
- in the meantime.
Origin of ad interim
Related Words for interimprovisional, meantime, caretaker, acting, stopgap, makeshift, interruption, lacuna, pause, letup, meanwhile, hiatus, breather, break, gap, layoff, time, time-out, breach, downtime
Examples from the Web for interim
Contemporary Examples of interim
Importantly, as part of the interim plan, Iran has diluted or converted its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium.Iran Nuke Deal: A Matter of War or Peace
November 23, 2014
To date, much of the details of the diplomacy and even the interim deal between Iran and the West are shrouded in secrecy.Republican Hawks Already Have a War Plan for ISIS, Ukraine, and Obama
November 6, 2014
That means Hwang could have consolidated his position in the interim and now feels secure enough to travel for a day.Has North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Been Toppled?
Gordon G. Chang
October 6, 2014
In the interim, I had to decide whether I was going to quit or be a professional and finish the scene.My ‘Kink’ Nightmare: James Franco’s BDSM Porn Documentary ‘Kink’ Only Tells Part of the Story
August 30, 2014
It includes a quote from Ehud Olmert, the interim Prime Minister of Israel in 2003, as a precursor to gameplay.‘Bomb Gaza’ Game Maker: ‘F**k Them All’
August 5, 2014
Historical Examples of interim
In the interim, the Colonel sent one day to know if he would drill the regiment.Ridgeway
In the interim I had taken a long look at the face on the wall.
Worth was his aid, having in the interim become a first lieutenant.
In the interim Tanner walked to where Schofield stood, silent.The Harbor of Doubt
The danseuse had subsided into an interim condition of mute tension.The Crooked House
- (prenominal) temporary, provisional, or interveninginterim measures to deal with the emergency
- the interim the intervening time; the meantime (esp in the phrase in the interim)
- rare meantime
Word Origin for interim
- any of three provisional arrangements made during the Reformation by the German emperor and Diet to regulate religious differences between Roman Catholics and Protestants
- for the meantime; for the presentad interim measures Abbreviation: ad int
Word Origin for ad interim
1540s, from Latin interim (adv.) "in the meantime, meanwhile," originally "in the midst of that," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + im, ancient adverb from stem of pronoun is "this, that."
see in the interim.