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 Dictionary entry overview: What does for a while mean? 

FOR A WHILE (adverb)
  The adverb FOR A WHILE has 1 sense:

1. for a short time

  Familiarity information: FOR A WHILE used as an adverb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FOR A WHILE (adverb)

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For a short time


awhile; for a while

Context examples:

sit down and stay awhile / they settled awhile in Virginia before moving West / the baby was quiet for a while

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