a long while


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  • long while — long time, extended period of time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • while — n., conj., v., & adv. n. 1 a space of time, time spent in some action (a long while ago; waited a while; all this while). 2 (prec. by the) a during some other process. b poet. during the time that. 3 (prec. by a) for some time (have not seen you… …   Useful english dictionary

  • long — long1 W1S1 [lɔŋ US lo:ŋ] adj comparative longer superlative longest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(great length)¦ 2¦(great distance)¦ 3¦(large amount of time)¦ 4¦(particular length/distance/time)¦ 5¦(writing)¦ 6¦(clothing)¦ 7¦(tiring/boring)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • while — /hwuyl, wuyl/, n., conj., prep., v., whiled, whiling. n. 1. a period or interval of time: to wait a long while; He arrived a short while ago. 2. Archaic. a particular time or occasion. 3. all the while, at or during this time; all along: She… …   Universalium

  • while — [[t](h)waɪl, waɪl[/t]] n. conj. prep. v. whiled, whil•ing 1) an interval of time: a long while ago[/ex] 2) fun during or in the time that: He ate ice cream while he waited[/ex] 3) fun throughout the time that; as long as 4) fun even though;… …   From formal English to slang

  • while — /waɪl / (say wuyl) noun 1. a space of time: a long while; a while ago. –conjunction Also, whilst. 2. during or in the time that. 3. throughout the time that, or as long as. 4. at the same time that (implying opposition or contrast): while she… …   Australian English dictionary

  • while — I [[t](h)waɪl[/t]] CONJUNCTION USES ♦ (Usually pronounced [[t](h)wa͟ɪl[/t]] for meaning 4. The form whilst is also used in formal or literary English, especially British English.) 1) CONJ SUBORD If something happens while something else is… …   English dictionary

  • long — long1 longly, adv. longness, n. /lawng, long/, adj. longer /lawng geuhr, long /, longest /lawng gist, long /, n., adv. adj. 1. having considerable linear extent in space: a long distance; a long handle. 2. having considerable duration in time: a… …   Universalium

  • long — I [[t]lɒ̱ŋgɪst, AM lɔ͟ːŋgɪst[/t]] TIME ♦ longest 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with v, oft ADV adv/prep Long means a great amount of time or for a great amount of time. Repairs to the cable did not take too long... Have you known her parents long?... I… …   English dictionary

  • long — I UK [lɒŋ] / US [lɔŋ] adjective Word forms long : adjective long comparative longer superlative longest *** 1) lasting for a large amount of time It s a long time since I saw Rachel. There was a long pause before he spoke. Many people face a long …   English dictionary

  • long — Synonyms and related words: a mile long, ache, ache for, ache to, aeon, age, ages, aim, and night, aspire, be dying for, be dying to, be hurting for, big, blue moon, bull, bull account, burn to, century, choose to, clamor for, colossal, covet,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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