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Synonyms for while
ʰwaɪl, waɪl

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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

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

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    although, whereas, whilst, though, despite, albeit, during, time, notwithstanding

How to pronounce while?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

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How to use while in a sentence?

  1. Chelsie Cline:

    I ’m not holding that against Will. We were n’t fighting. We were fixing, and if he was with someone else while we were having problems, honestly, I don’t care what he did. I ’m not going to hold that against him. I ’d give anything to have him back.

  2. Thomas Nolan:

    The loss of officers, while we're already shorthanded, will create a massive security risk for American travelers since we don't have enough trainees in the pipeline or the ability to process new hires.

  3. Ryan Seacrest:

    I'm using every ounce of energy to fight back tears right now, while she's saying that, we do a television show, but it's not just a television show. We come in and we literally have our first cup of coffee together and catch up with each other as friends do, and that's the dynamic we hope we have with people who are watching as well.

  4. G. I. Gurdjieff:

    In properly organized groups no faith is required; what is required is simply a little trust and even that only for a little while, for the sooner a man begins to verify all he hears the better it is for him.

  5. Veronica Koman:

    It's been a while since I saw West Papuans this angry..., the liberation movement is entering a new chapter.


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