Definitions of while

  1.   a period of indeterminate length usually short marked by some action or condition he was here for a little while I need to rest for a piece a spell of good weather a patch of bad weather
  2.   To loiter
  3.   Space of time or continued duration esp when short a time as one while we thought him innocent
  4.   That which requires time labor pains
  5.   During the time that as long as whilst at the same time that as while I write you sleep
  6.   Hence under which circumstances in which case though whereas
  7.   Until till
  8.   To cause to pass away pleasantly or without irksomeness or disgust to spend or pass usually followed by away
  9.   A period of time time or pains required to do something used in the expressions worth while and worth one's while
  10.   As long as during the time that
  11.   To spend as time
  12.   A space of time
  13.   During the time that at the same time that as long as
  14.   To cause to pass without irksomeness with away
  15.   During the time that at the same time
  16.   To cause to pass without tediousness as time
  17.   To spend pleasantly as time commonly followed by away
  18.   A short time also a period of time
  19.   During the time that
  20.   At the same time that sometimes tho
  21.   During the time that as long as at the same time that
  22.   Time space of time or continued duration Worth while worth the time which it requires worth the time and pains worth the expense
  23.   To cause time to pass away pleasantly without irksomeness
  24.   Space of time continued duration pains or time as in worth while
  25.   To cause to pass pleasantly to loiter

Antonyms for while


Quotes of while

  1. Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world – Kofi Annan
  2. As for September 11 let us not too easily grant the Americans possession of that date on the calendar Like May 1 or July 14 or December 25 September 11 may seem full of significance to some people while to other people it is just another day – J. M. Coetzee
  3. The campaign against the death penalty has been while a powerful campaign its participants have been those who attend all of the vigils a relatively small number of people – Angela Davis
  4. While not widely reported our victories in Iraq are plentiful National elections a democratic parliament and the drafting of a constitution are just some of the victories throughout this embattled country – Paul Gillmor
  5. Killing someone is the ultimate crime while on the other hand killing someone in uniform is fulfillment of duty – Ramman Kenoun
  6. I've met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with – Hedy Lamarr
  7. While the men of the steel industry were going through blood and gas in defense of their rights and their homes and their families elsewhere on the far -flung C I O front the hosts of labor were advancing and intelligent and permanent progress was being made – John L. Lewis
  8. It's good to have money and the things that money can buy but it's good too to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy – George Horace Lorimer
  9. So while it is true that I find really dark stuff funny sometimes it's also true that as a writer of books I want to have the whole range of human emotions – Rick Moody
  10. I had a lot of resentment for a while toward Kim Novak But I don't mind her anymore She's okay We've become friends I even asked her before this trip for some beauty tips – Kim Novak
  11. While we are making up our minds as to when we shall begin the opportunity is lost – Marcus Fabius Quintilian
  12. I feel very sorry for the one or two North Korean defectors who were caught by Chinese police while entering South Korean or foreign embassies in Beijing but their arrest drew the whole attention of the world – Kim Y. Sam
  13. I take the fact that films cost a lot of money very seriously but once in a while to have somebody say This is a big scene take your time with it is important That's John Sayles – Mary Steenburgen
  14. The whole point of Louis Armstrong is that no one can really figure him out There was a while where I thought you could try – Sarah Vowell
  15. I loved it but social reality impeded Now I wander in here at 9 in the morning or so and come back for a while in the afternoon I am a very lenient boss – Donald E. Westlake

Usage examples for while

  1. Could she try now while they were still up – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  2. Will you be so kind as to take my place and sit with my son the while – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  3. The Company pays my expenses and two hundred dollars a month while I'm in Canada ” – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  4. Oh please Stay a while – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  5. So the only thing left for me is to get out of here while I still can – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  6. You will think about it while I am gone will you not – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  7. “ A year is such a little while to wait that I thought I was almost there – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  8. We must work the works of Him that sent Me while it is day the night cometh when no man can work – The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I by Marcus Dods
  9. It is but for a little while – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  10. You must have come in while Mr Lannon was here – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  11. You must give me a little while to think it over Saunders – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  12. And if you do fight fight it out and don't give in while you can stand and see – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  13. “ I must be happy while I can – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  14. And I will go away for a while – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  15. While he was alive I could not sleep – The Prussian Terror by Alexandre Dumas
  16. Take a man while you're about it – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  17. Then she was my wife for a little while – Philippine Folk-Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict
  18. Will you come while there's time – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  19. While we had been talking a strange thing had happened – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. She said she wanted to see all she could of it while she had the chance – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower

Rhymes for while