without

without
with•out
[[t]wɪðˈaʊt, wɪθ-[/t]] prep.
1) with the absence, omission, or avoidance of; not with; with no or none of; lacking:
without help; without shoes; without you to help[/ex]
2) free from; excluding:
a world without hunger[/ex]
3) cvb not accompanied by:
Don't go without me[/ex]
4) at, on, or to the outside of; outside of:
both within and without the city[/ex]
5) beyond the compass, limits, range, or scope of (now used chiefly in opposition to within):
either within or without the law[/ex]
6) in or into an exterior or outer place; outside
7) outside a house, building, etc.:
The carriage awaits without[/ex]
8) lacking something implied or understood:
We must take this or go without[/ex]
9) as regards the outside; externally
10) the outside of a place, area, room, etc
11) dial. Midland and Southern U.S. unless
Etymology: bef. 900; ME withouten, OE withūtan (adv. and prep.) =with with+-ūtan from without; see but

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Without — With*out , adv. 1. On or art the outside; not on the inside; not within; outwardly; externally. [1913 Webster] Without were fightings, within were fears. 2 Cor. vii. 5. [1913 Webster] 2. Outside of the house; out of doors. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Without — With*out , conj. Unless; except; introducing a clause. [1913 Webster] You will never live to my age without you keep yourselves in breath with exercise, and in heart with joyfulness. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] Note: Now rarely used by good… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • without — O.E. wiðutan, lit. against the outside (opposite of within), see WITH (Cf. with) + OUT (Cf. out). As a word expressing lack or want of something (opposite of with), attested from c.1200. In use by late 14c. as a conjunction, short for without… …   Etymology dictionary

  • without — ► PREPOSITION 1) not accompanied by or having the use of. 2) in which the action mentioned does not happen. 3) archaic or literary outside. ► ADVERB archaic or literary ▪ outside. ► CONJUNCTION archaic or dialect 1) …   English terms dictionary

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