(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'.

手打:普里西拉--From WordNet


(n.) Space of time, or continued duration, esp. when short; a time; as, one while we thought him innocent.

(n.) That which requires time; labor; pains.

(v. t.) To cause to pass away pleasantly or without irksomeness or disgust; to spend or pass; -- usually followed by away.

(v. i.) To loiter.

(conj.) During the time that; as long as; whilst; at the same time that; as, while I write, you sleep.

(conj.) Hence, under which circumstances; in which case; though; whereas.

(prep.) Until; till.



n. Time, season, space of time.

ad. [1]. During the time that.[2]. As long as.[3]. At the same time that.



n. a space of time: trouble spent.—adv. during the time that: at the same time that as long as.—v.t. to cause to pass without irksomeness (with away).—conjs. While Whilst as long as: at the same time that: (Shak.) until; Whiles (B.) while at the same time that.—adv. (Scot.) at times (orig. gen. of A.S. hwéŸ).—advs. Whī′lom Whī′lome (Milt.) formerly once (orig. dat. pl. of A.S. hwéŸ time).—Every once in a while now and then; The while (Shak.) in the meantime; The whilst (Shak.) while: in the meantime; Worth while worth the trouble and time taken.





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