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awhile Explained

awhile at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ə'waıl]

awhile at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. ane hwile "(for) a while," usually written together since 13c. ///

awhile at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adv for a short time//

Awhile at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Awhile \A*while"\, adv. [Adj. a + while time, interval.]
For a while; for some time; for a short time.

awhile at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

awhile
adv : for a short time; "sit down and stay awhile"; "they settled
awhile in Virginia before moving West"; "the baby was
quiet for a while" [syn: {for a while}]

awhile at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-awhile.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » aɪl

    Adverb

    Inter: en-adv » -

  • For some time; for a short time.
    1. : Sit with me awhile.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » For some time; for a short time

  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|কিছুক্ষন|tr=kichukkhôn|sc=Beng
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|за известно време|tr=za izvéstno vréme|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|一會兒|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|一会儿|tr=yīhuìr|sc=Hani
  • Finnish: hetken, hetkisen, hetken aikaa, vähän aikaa
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|per un po'

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|暫く|tr=しばらく, shibaraku|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|잠깐|tr=jamkkan|sc=Kore
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ненадолго|tr=nenadólgo|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|на некоторое время|tr=na nékotoroje vrémja|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: un Inter: t+ » es|rato, Inter: t+ » es|algún Inter: t+ » es|tiempo


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Usage notes

    Since awhile means “for a while”, it is never used with a preceding preposition, as one is already included. When preceded by a preposition, the correct form is “a while”, as two words, as in Inter: term » once in a while. Compare “sit with me awhile” and “sit with me for a while”.

    Related terms

    * while
    Translation: et » awhile
    Translation: el » awhile
    Translation: es » awhile
    Translation: fr » awhile
    Translation: ko » awhile
    Translation: io » awhile
    Translation: hu » awhile
    Translation: ml » awhile
    Translation: my » awhile
    Translation: ja » awhile
    Translation: pl » awhile
    Translation: sm » awhile
    Translation: fi » awhile
    Translation: ta » awhile
    Translation: te » awhile
    Translation: vi » awhile

    Related words:

    awhirl