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It Has 5 letters ( w h i l e )         2 vowels ( i e )         3 consonants ( w h l )         Word on the contrary elihw

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Old English _hwīl_, from Proto-Germanic _*hwīlō_. Cognate with Dutch _wijl_, Low German _Wiel_, German _Weile_.

From Old English hwīl, from Proto-Germanic *hwīlō. Cognate with Dutch wijl, Low German Wiel, German Weile.

Which the in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ʍaɪl/, IPA(key): /waɪl/ * (in accents without the "wine-whine" merger) * (in accents with the "wine-whine" merger) * Rhymes: -aɪl

Which the in categoryENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

WHILE (_plural_ WHILES) * An uncertain duration of time, a period of time. _He lectured for quite a long WHILE._ TRANSLATIONS

while (plural whiles)

  1. An uncertain duration of time, a period of time.
    He lectured for quite a long while.

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Which the in categoryENGLISH - CONJUNCTION
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English - Conjunction

Wikipedia WHILE * During the same time that. _He was sleeping WHILE I was singing._ * 1948, Carey McWilliams, _North from Mexico / The Spanish-Speaking People of The United States_, J. B. Lippincott Company, page 25, WHILE De Anza was exploring the Bay of San Francisco, seeking a site for the presidio, the American colonists on the eastern seaboard, three thousand miles away, were celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. * Although. _This case, WHILE interesting, is a bit frustrating._ * 2013 September 28, Kenan Malik, "London Is Special, but Not That Special," _New York Times_ (retrieved 28 September 2013): WHILE Britain’s recession has been deep and unforgiving, in London it has been relatively shallow. * (Northern England, Scotland) Until. _I'll wait WHILE you've finished painting._ * Beaumont and Fletcher I may be conveyed into your chamber; I'll lie under your bed WHILE midnight. * As long as. _WHILE you're at school you may live at home._ * I. Watts Use your memory; you will sensibly experience a gradual improvement, WHILE you take care not to overload it. TRANSLATIONS

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while

  1. During the same time that.
    He was sleeping while I was singing.
  2. Although.
    This case, while interesting, is a bit frustrating.
  3. (Northern England, Scotland) Until.
    I'll wait while you've finished painting.
  4. As long as.
    While you're at school you may live at home.

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Which the in categoryENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

WHILE (_third-person singular simple present_ WHILES, _present participle_ WHILING, _simple past and past participle_ WHILED) * (transitive) To pass (time) idly. * Longfellow The lovely lady WHILED the hours away. * To loiter. (Can we find and add a quotation of Spectator to this entry?) DERIVED TERMS * while away * meanwhile * the while RELATED TERMS * whilst * awhile TRANSLATIONS

while (third-person singular simple present whiles, present participle whiling, simple past and past participle whiled)

  1. (transitive) To pass (time) idly.
  2. To loiter.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spectator to this entry?)

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