Definition of 'awhile'
Video: pronunciation of 'awhile'
Example sentences containing 'awhile'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
He put the tea down himself and said we could wait awhile as well as not. Anne of Green Gables (1872)Our first human parents were given a home and invited to sit and stay awhile. Christianity Today (2000)It just takes awhile because of anonymity issues. The Sun (2011)We will wait awhile and see. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Come on in and sit awhile. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Wait awhile before you swim. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)
Trends of 'awhile'
Used Occasionally. awhile is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'awhile'
British English: awhile ADVERB
Awhile means for a short time.
He worked awhile as a pharmacist in Cincinnati.
- American English: awhile
- Brazilian Portuguese: brevemente
- Chinese: 一会儿
- European Spanish: algún tiempo
- French: un temps
- German: eine Weile
- Italian: per un po'
- Japanese: しばらく
- Korean: 잠깐
- European Portuguese: brevemente
- Spanish: algún tiempo
Definition of awhile from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.