n. A time; a space of time; especially, a short space of time during which something happens or is to happen or be done.n. Time spent upon anything; expenditure of time, and hence of pains or labor; trouble: as, to do it is not worth one's while.During or in the time that; as long as.At the same time that: often used adversatively.Till; until.Synonyms While, Though. While implies less of contrast in the parallel than though, sometimes, indeed, implying no contrast at all. Thus we say, “While I admire his bravery, I esteem his moderation;” but “though I admire his courage, I detest his cruelty.”At times; sometimes; now and then: used in correlation as while … while. Compare whiles, adv.To cause to pass; spend; consume; kill: said of time: usually followed by away.To occupy the time of; busy; detain.To pass; elapse, as time.