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Whiles vs Wiles - What's the difference?

whiles | wiles |

As nouns the difference between whiles and wiles

is that whiles is while wiles is .

As an adverb whiles

is (archaic|or|scotland) sometimes; at times.

As a conjunction whiles

is (archaic|or|dialect) while.

As a verb whiles

is (while).




  • (archaic, or, Scotland) sometimes; at times
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  • (archaic, or, Scotland) meanwhile
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • the good knight whiles humming to himself the lay of some majored troubadour


    (English Conjunctions)
  • (archaic, or, dialect) while
  • * 1599 , (William Shakespeare), (Much Ado About Nothing) , Act IV, Scene 1, line 217
  • for it so falls out, / That what we have we prize not to the worth / Whiles' we enjoy it; but being lack'd and lost, / Why, then we rack the value, then we find / The virtue that possession would not show us / ' Whiles it was ours.


  • Verb

  • (while)
  • English terms with homophones ----



    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A patronymic form of Wile.