WHILE, n. [G. See the Verb.] Time; space of time, or continued duration. He was some while in this country. One while we thought him innocent.Pausing a while, thus to herself she musd.Worth while, worth the time which it requires; worth the time and pains; hence, worth the expense. It is not always worth while for a man to prosecute for small debts.
WHILE, adv. 1. During the time that while I write, you sleep.2. As long as.Use your memory, and you will sensibly experience a gradual improvement, while you take care not to overload it.3. At the same time that.
WHILE, v.t. [G., to abide, to stay.] To while away, as time, in English, is to loiter; or more generally, to cause time to pass away pleasantly, without irksomeness; as, we while away time in amusements or diversions.Let us while away this life.
WHILE, v.i. To loiter.