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Synonyms for while
ʰwaɪl, waɪl

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. while

    Sequence and succession apply to events viewed as following one another; time and duration denote something conceived of as enduring while events take place and acts are done. According to the necessary conditions of human thought, events are contained in time as objects are in space, time existing before the event, measuring it as it passes, and still existing when the event is past. Duration and succession are more general words than time; we can speak of infinite or eternal duration or succession, but time is commonly contrasted with eternity. Time is measured or measurable duration.

    Synonyms:
    age, date, duration, eon, epoch, era, period, season, sequence, succession, term, time

Princeton's WordNet

  1. while, piece, spell, patch(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    darn, small-arm, turn, maculation, spot, piece, eyepatch, bandage, objet d'art, slice, bit, firearm, trance, composition, dapple, part, plot of land, patch, temporary hookup, tour, fleck, go, piece of music, man, enchantment, spell, speckle, charm, art object, magical spell, magic spell, plot, opus, plot of ground, mend, musical composition

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. while(n.)

    Synonyms:
    time, season, space of time

  2. while(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    during the time that

  3. while(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    as long as

  4. while(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    at the same time that

How to pronounce while?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

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  1. Julie Bishop:

    While we stand up for our values and our interests and our policies and we can disagree with friends from time-to-time, most certainly the relationship is strong and we discussed ways on how we could cooperate further.

  2. Caroll Spinney:

    Before I came to Sesame Street, I didn't feel like what I was doing was very important. Big Bird helped me find my purpose, even as I step down from my roles, I feel I will always be Big Bird. And even Oscar, once in a while ! They have given me great joy, led me to my true calling -- and my wonderful wife ! -- and created a lifetime of memories that I will cherish forever.

  3. Orrin Hatch:

    Sometimes you just have to let it percolate for a while.

  4. Raymond Soneira:

    Foldable smartphones have been technically possible for quite a while, for the last several years both Samsung and LG have been showing flexible, bendable, and rollable OLED displays in their private suites at CES and at SID’s [Society for Information Display] Display Week conference.

  5. Michael Osterholm:

    She enjoys bridge and William Schaffner's an important part of her life and William Schaffner keeps her mentally active, but she's going to give William Schaffner up for a while.

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