|1.||[ conjunction ] coordinating conjunction, when on the other hand|
|2.||[ noun ] a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition|
|Synonyms:||spell patch piece|
"he was here for a little while" "I need to rest for a piece" "a spell of good weather" "a patch of bad weather"
|Related terms:||time snap hot_spell cold_snap|
|3.||[ conjunction ] conjunction, at the same time|
|4.||[ pronoun ] preposition, during the time|