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while

while

 
pronunciation:
waIl [or] hwaIl
parts of speech:
noun, conjunction
phrases:
once in a while
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a period of time.
Please stay for a while.I read my book for a while before I went to sleep.
similar words:
time
definition 2: the effort or time given to something.
It is worth my while to finish school.
 
part of speech: conjunction
definition 1: during the time that; as long as.
He watched TV while he was talking on the phone.
definition 2: although.
While I agree with you about this situation, I cannot agree with you about the other.
phrase: once in a while