from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb For a short time.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • For a space of time; for some time; for a short time.
  • [Awhile is properly two words, as it has to be written when an adjective is used, as a little while, and as it is commonly and should be always written when preceded by for.]

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb For a while; for some time; for a short time.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb For some time; for a short time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb for a short time


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