a short while

a short while

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  • short while — short time, moment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • while — [hwīl, wīl] n. [ME < OE hwil, akin to Ger weile < IE base * kweye , to rest > L quies, quiet] a period or space of time [a short while] conj. 1. during or throughout the time that [we waited while she dined] 2. at the same time that… …   English World dictionary

  • for a short while — for a brief period, for a short time, temporarily …   English contemporary dictionary

  • short — short1 [ ʃɔrt ] adjective *** ▸ 1 small in height/distance ▸ 2 time: not long ▸ 3 expressed in few words ▸ 4 with fewer words/letters ▸ 5 not having enough ▸ 6 about memory ▸ 7 rude and unfriendly ▸ 8 about vowel/syllable ▸ 9 full of butter/fat ▸ …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • while — 1 /waIl/ conjunction 1 during the time that something is happening: They arrived while we were having dinner. | He got malaria while travelling in Africa. 2 if something happens while something else is happening, it happens at the same time as it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • short — I UK [ʃɔː(r)t] / US [ʃɔrt] adjective Word forms short : adjective short comparative shorter superlative shortest *** 1) a) measuring a small height, length, or distance She s short and slim, with light brown hair and blue eyes. You ll need three… …   English dictionary

  • while — while1 W1S1 [waıl] conj 1.) during the time that something is happening ▪ They arrived while we were having dinner. ▪ While she was asleep, thieves broke in and stole her handbag. ▪ She met Andy while working on a production of Carmen. see usage… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • short — short1 W1S1 [ʃo:t US ʃo:rt] adj comparative shorter superlative shortest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(time)¦ 2¦(length/distance)¦ 3¦(not tall)¦ 4¦(book/letter)¦ 5¦(not enough)¦ 6 be short on something 7¦(less than)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • short*/*/*/ — [ʃɔːt] adj I 1) measuring a small height, length, or distance She s short and slim, with light brown hair and blue eyes.[/ex] The theatre is a relatively short distance from here.[/ex] The sleeves are much too short.[/ex] 2) a short period of… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking 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

  • short-lasting — /ˈʃɔt lastɪŋ/ (say shawt lahsting) adjective continuing, enduring, or having an effect for a short while only …  

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