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General dictionaries General (32 matching dictionaries)
  1. while: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. while, the while: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. while: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. while, the while: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. while: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. while, while, while: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. WHile, While, While, while, the while: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. while: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. while, the while: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. while: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. while: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. while: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. The while, while: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. while (n.), while (v.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. while: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. while: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. while: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  18. While: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. While: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. while: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. while: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. while: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. while: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. while: All About Homonyms [home, info]
  25. while, the while: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  26. while: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  27. while: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  28. while: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  29. while: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  30. while: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. while: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. while: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing [home, info]
  2. While(1), While(true), While (1), While (true), while: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. while: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. while: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. while: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (while)

noun:  a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition ("He was here for a little while")
name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #59163)

▸ Also see whiling
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Phrases that include while:   worth while, all the while, every once in a while, driving while intoxicated, fiddling while rome burns, more...

Words similar to while:   piece, spell, whiled, whiling, more...

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