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Definition of While

While
While While, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whiled; p. pr. & vb. n. Whiling.] To cause to pass away pleasantly or without irksomeness or disgust; to spend or pass; -- usually followed by away. The lovely lady whiled the hours away. --Longfellow.
While
While While, n. [AS. hw[=i]l; akin to OS. hw[=i]l, hw[=i]la, OFries. hw[=i]le, D. wigl, G. weile, OHG. w[=i]la, hw[=i]la, hw[=i]l, Icel. hv[=i]la a bed, hv[=i]ld rest, Sw. hvila, Dan. hvile, Goth. hweila a time, and probably to L. quietus quiet, and perhaps to Gr. ? the proper time of season. [root]20. Cf. Quiet, Whilom.] 1. Space of time, or continued duration, esp. when short; a time; as, one while we thought him innocent. ``All this while.' --Shak. This mighty queen may no while endure. --Chaucer. [Some guest that] hath outside his welcome while, And tells the jest without the smile. --Coleridge. I will go forth and breathe the air a while. --Longfellow. 2. That which requires time; labor; pains. [Obs.] Satan . . . cast him how he might quite her while. --Chaucer. At whiles, at times; at intervals. And so on us at whiles it falls, to claim Powers that we dread. --J. H. Newman. The while, The whiles, in or during the time that; meantime; while. --Tennyson. Within a while, in a short time; soon. Worth while, worth the time which it requires; worth the time and pains; hence, worth the expense; as, it is not always worth while for a man to prosecute for small debts.
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While While, v. i. To loiter. [R.] --Spectator.
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While While, conj. 1. During the time that; as long as; whilst; at the same time that; as, while I write, you sleep. ``While I have time and space.' --Chaucer. Use your memory; you will sensibly experience a gradual improvement, while you take care not to overload it. --I. Watts. 2. Hence, under which circumstances; in which case; though; whereas. While as, While that, during or at the time that. [Obs.]

Meaning of While from wikipedia

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- the "Sack of Ilium" in stage costume while the city burned. The po****r legend that Nero pla**** the fiddle while Rome burned "is at least partly a literary...
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