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Definition of While

While

  1. Space of time, or continued duration, esp. when short; a time; as, one while we thought him innocent.
  2. That which requires time; labor; pains.
  3. To cause to pass away pleasantly or without irksomeness or disgust; to spend or pass; -- usually followed by away.
  4. To loiter.
  5. During the time that; as long as; whilst; at the same time that; as, while I write, you sleep.
  6. Hence, under which circumstances; in which case; though; whereas.
  7. Until; till.
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While Translations

while in Afrikaans is tydens, vir, terwyl, gedurende
while in Danish is imitlertid
while in Dutch is terwijl, staande, gedurende
while in Finnish is aikana
while in French is tant que, durant, pendant
while in Latin is cum, dum, donec
while in Portuguese is durante, quando
while in Spanish is mientras, durante
while in Swedish is under det att, medan, stund
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