What does awhile mean?

Definitions for awhileəˈʰwaɪl, əˈwaɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word awhile.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. awhile, for a while(adverb)

    for a short time

    "sit down and stay awhile"; "they settled awhile in Virginia before moving West"; "the baby was quiet for a while"


  1. awhile(Adverb)

    For some time; for a short time.

    Sit with me awhile.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Awhile(adverb)

    for a while; for some time; for a short time

  2. Origin: [Adj. a + while time, interval.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Awhile

    a-hwīl′, adv. for some time: for a short time. [A.S. áne hwíle = a while; combined as early as 13th century.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of awhile in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of awhile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lorraine Hansberry:

    Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.

  2. Qwasi Reid:

    She was already turning blue and that takes awhile.

  3. Steven Wright:

    Curiosity killed the cat, but for awhile I was a suspect.

  4. Olivier Assayas:

    It happens to me once in awhile where people just don’t get the ending.

  5. Stacey Addison:

    I don't think my mom would ever forgive me if I didn't come home immediately and stay for awhile.

Images & Illustrations of awhile

  1. awhileawhileawhile

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