Definition of whilst in English:

whilst

Pronunciation /(h)wīlst/ /(h)waɪlst/

See synonyms for whilst

Translate whilst into Spanish

conjunction

British
  • 1During the time that; at the same time as.

    ‘Michael runs the island co-operative whilst Mary runs the pub’
    • ‘the natural resources are used up whilst the population continues to increase’
  • 2Whereas (indicating a contrast)

    • ‘some employers have a relaxed dress code, whilst others insist on formal attire’

relative adverb

British
  • During which; while.

Origin

Late Middle English from whiles + -t as in against.