abang

  1. [English} while, at the same time; “Abang nagi-oroingao’ magrorolampaso.” [While taking a break scrub the floor.“]
  2. [Boie’nen] kasabay o sa sabay a panaon o pangyayari; “Abang nasololo’ yo tindaan ni Tana nagi-rororagiri.”  [While Tana’s store was on fire it was drizzling.]
  1. 1.
    a period of time.
    “we chatted for a while
    synonyms: time, spell, stretch, stint, span, interval, period;More
  2. 2.
    at the same time; meanwhile.
    “he starts to draw, talking the while”
conjunction
  1. 1.
    during the time that; at the same time as.
    “nothing much changed while he was away”
    synonyms: during the time that, when, as;
    “while we waited, the weather only worsened”
  2. 2.
    whereas (indicating a contrast).
    “one person wants out, while the other wants the relationship to continue”
    synonyms: although, notwithstanding (the fact) that, even though, even if, for all that;
    “while the research is important, there are other financial considerations”
adverb 
  1. 1.
    during which.
    “the period while the animal remains alive”
verb
  1. 1.
    pass time in a leisurely manner.
    “a diversion to while away the long afternoons”
    synonyms: pass, spend, occupy, use up, fritter, kill
    “tennis helped to while away the time”

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