简明英汉词典

after a while
不久, 过一会儿

现代英汉综合大辞典

while
[(h)wail]
n.
时间; 一段时间, 一会儿
Wait a while.
等一会儿。
It took a long while to do the work.
做这个工作花了许多时间。
What have you been doing all this while?
这一阵子你一直在做什么?

词性变化

while
[(h)wail]
conj.

(1)

当...的时候, 和...同时; 只要

(2)

但是, 然而

(3)

虽然; 尽管
half-turn while in hanging
悬垂转体180°
Write while I dictate.
当我口述时请你记下。
Some people like coffee, while others like te
adj.
有些人喜欢咖啡, 而有些人喜欢茶。
While he loves his students, he is very strict with them.
虽然他爱他的学生, 可是他对他们很严格。
prep.
[古]到...时候止, 直到...
vt.
消磨, 闲混(时间)(away)

习惯用语

a good [long, great] while
长[许]久

a little while
不久, 一会儿

a while ago
方才, 刚才

after a while
不久, 过一会儿

all the while
始终, 一直

at whiles
有时, 时常

between whiles
间或, 时或

every little while (=at whiles)
有时, 时常

for a [one] while
暂时

in a little while
不久, 没一会儿

make it worth sb.'s while
酬谢某人, 贿赂某人

the while [whilst]
(与此)同时, 在此期间

while you are about it
[口]顺便, 在你做这个的同时

worth (one's) while
值得的; 值得花费时间, 值得一干; 有益的

英汉航海大词典

after a while
prep.过一会儿,过了一会儿

英汉化学大词典

after a while
adv.过一回儿,不久

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