Whiled
While While, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whiling}.] To cause to pass away pleasantly or without irksomeness or disgust; to spend or pass; -- usually followed by away. [1913 Webster]

The lovely lady whiled the hours away. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]


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  • whiled — hwaɪl /w n. time; period of time; short time; few moments; effort v. spend time; pass time prep. until (Archaic) conj. during, at the same time as; as long as; despite; if …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whiled away the time — passed the time, spent the time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • while away — verb spend or pass, as with boredom or in a pleasant manner; of time (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑get through • Hypernyms: ↑spend, ↑pass • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * ˌ …   Useful english dictionary

  • while away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms while away : present tense I/you/we/they while away he/she/it whiles away present participle whiling away past tense whiled away past participle whiled away to spend time in a relaxed way when you have nothing …   English dictionary

  • while away — {v.} To make time go by pleasantly or without being bored; pass or spend. * /We whiled away the time that we were waiting by talking and playing cards./ * /We whiled away the summer swimming and fishing./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • while away — {v.} To make time go by pleasantly or without being bored; pass or spend. * /We whiled away the time that we were waiting by talking and playing cards./ * /We whiled away the summer swimming and fishing./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • While — While, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whiling}.] To cause to pass away pleasantly or without irksomeness or disgust; to spend or pass; usually followed by away. [1913 Webster] The lovely lady whiled the hours away. Longfellow.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whiling — While While, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whiling}.] To cause to pass away pleasantly or without irksomeness or disgust; to spend or pass; usually followed by away. [1913 Webster] The lovely lady whiled the hours away.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • while\ away — v To make time go by pleasantly or without being bored; pass or spend. We whiled away the time that we were waiting by talking and playing cards. We whiled away the summer swimming and fishing …   Словарь американских идиом

  • while — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hwīl; akin to Old High German hwīla time, Latin quies rest, quiet Date: before 12th century 1. a period of time especially when short and marked by the occurrence of an action or a condition ;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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