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Definitions and Synonyms of while | Another word for while | What is while?

Definition 1: a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition - [noun denoting time]

Samples where while or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for while in the sense of this definition

(while is a kind of ...) an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)

"the time of year for planting" "he was a great actor in his time"

(... is a kind of while ) a spell of cold weather

(... is a kind of while ) a spell of hot weather

(... is a kind of while ) a spell of cold weather

"a cold snap in the middle of May"

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