1. n время; промежуток времени

a long while — долго

in a little while — скоро, вот-вот

a while ago — только что, недавно

a long while ago — давным-давно

after a little while — вскоре, через некоторое время

at whiles — по временам, иногда

once in a while — время от времени

quite a while — довольно долго

for a while — на время

a while — некоторое время

while as — в то время как

while in — в то время как

great while — долгое время

a great while — долгое время

2. n преим. поэт. это время

he sang to her and looked in her eyes the while — он пел для неё, всё время смотря ей в глаза

taking a while — требующий времени

after a while — через некоторое время

for a short while — в течение короткого времени

for a long while — в течение длительного времени

3. n затраченные усилия и время; беспокойство

he will make it worth your while — он не останется в долгу

while alive — при жизни

worth while — стоящий затраченного труда

speed while sweeping — скорость при тралении

speed while maneuvering — скорость при маневрировании

formatting while copying — форматирование при копировании

4. v проводить, коротать

while away — проводить; провести

5. v диал. тянуться

to while sorrow — отвлечься от горестных мыслей

6. prep диал. до

while then — до тех пор

7. cj вводит временные придаточные предложения, выражающие

while reading he fell asleep — за чтением он заснул

he had an accident while coming here — по дороге сюда с ним произошёл несчастный случай

8. cj вводит предложения, выражающие противопоставление в то же время; тогда как; а

one of the sisters was in white, while the other was all in black — одна сестра была в белом, а другая вся в чёрном

while asleep — в состоянии сна

9. cj разг. вводит предложения с противительным значением хотя, несмотря на то, что

while the book will be welcomed by scholars, it will make an immediate appeal to the general reader — книга будет хорошо принята не только учёными, но и широким кругом читателей

a long while ago — очень давно, так давно, что и не вспомнить

Синонимический ряд:
1. although (adj.) although; whereas
2. during (adj.) during; through; throughout
3. effort (noun) effort; elbow grease; exertion; pain; pains; trouble
4. interval (noun) bit; interim; interval; period; space; spell; stretch; whet
5. occasion (noun) instant; moment; occasion; time
6. while away (verb) idle; pass; spend; waste; while away
7. wile (verb) beguile; fleet; wile
8. during (other) as long as; during

English-Russian base dictionary . 2014.

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