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while

 
pronunciation:
waIl [or] hwaIl
parts of speech:
noun, conjunction, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a period of time.
Please stay for a while.
similar words:
spell, stretch, time
 
part of speech: conjunction
definition 1: during the time that; as long as.
I will not speak to you while you are angry.
definition 2: although.
While he can't cook, he cleans very well.
definition 3: and on the other hand; whereas.
He loves dogs, while she likes cats.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: whiles, whiling, whiled
definition: to cause to pass in a pleasant, calm and relaxed way (usually followed by "away").
We whiled away the days of summer.