What is another word for while?

Synonyms for while
ʰwaɪl, waɪlwhile

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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, patchnoun

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. whilenoun

    Synonyms:
    time, season, space of time

  2. whileadjective

    Synonyms:
    during the time that

  3. whileadjective

    Synonyms:
    as long as

  4. whileadjective

    Synonyms:
    at the same time that

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How to use while in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Richwine:

    Nobody spoke up about a little girl in a box, even while we were in there and started taking people out, nobody spoke up and said, ‘ Hey, there’s a little girl over here in a box. ’.

  2. Olena Zelenska:

    I prefer staying backstage, my husband is always on the forefront, while I feel more comfortable in the shade. I am not the life of the party, I do not like to tell jokes. It's not in my character. But I found reasons for myself in favor of publicity. One of them is the opportunity to attract people's attention to important social issues. At the same time, this does not concern the publicity of my children: I have not posted their photos on social networks before, and now I will not either.

  3. Vladimir Putin:

    He would have been just annihilated... We got ready to get him out of Donetsk by land, by sea and by air, this was on the night of Feb. 22 through to Feb. 23. We finished around 7 in the morning. And, while saying goodbye, I told all the colleagues: 'We have to start the work on Crimea's return into Russia'.

  4. Eugene Leow:

    While not our core view, the odds of a rate cut...(are)significant given the Fed's reaction function has shifted towards guarding against downside risks.

  5. Adam Jarchow:

    He is the very definition of partisanship and a failed leader, so, while it’s disappointing that he says he will not follow the law, it’s not surprising.


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