What does whilst mean?

Definitions for whilst
ʰwaɪlst, waɪlstwhilst

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Wiktionary

  1. whilst(Conjunction)

    While, at the same time.

    Etymology: From . Cognate with wylst. More at whiles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whilst(adverb)

    while

    Etymology: [From Whiles; cf. Amongst.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'whilst' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1808

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'whilst' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1931

How to pronounce whilst?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say whilst in sign language?

  1. whilst

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whilst in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whilst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of whilst in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Wells:

    Whilst oil prices have gone down, support for independence has remained constant, obviously if there was a referendum now, it would be one of lots of very awkward questions for the SNP... but there isn't a referendum now.

  2. Robert Southey:

    The downgrade shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, but it is a major issue for the refinancing, the core banks are in a catch 22, they can't all sell out at their desired price, whilst applying usual lending criteria is fraught with the risk that markets worsen and they are left holding the bag.

  3. Leigh Day:

    As soon as the posters were brought to our attention, a full internal investigation was commenced under formal protocols, the two individuals concerned have been suspended whilst this investigation takes place.

  4. Medecins Sans Frontieres:

    Whilst progress has been made, it is of great concern to everyone at MSF that the population is now much less vigilant about Ebola and health promotion messages are being pushed aside.

  5. Lewis Hamilton:

    Niki told me about the day he just didn't enjoy it any more. Until that happens then I guess Lewis Hamilton'll keep going, whilst I got this championship, I really don't feel that's it, I feel like it's just the beginning. So I'm just going to keep pushing.

Images & Illustrations of whilst

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