Definitions for WITHwɪθ, wɪð

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

withwɪθ, wɪð(prep.)

  1. accompanied by; accompanying:

    I will go with you.

  2. in some particular relation to (esp. implying interaction, company, association, conjunction, or connection):

    I dealt with the problem. She agreed with me.

  3. characterized by or having:

    a person with initiative.

  4. by the use of as a means or instrument; using:

    cut with a knife.

  5. in a manner using or showing:

    to work with diligence.

  6. in correspondence, comparison, or proportion to:

    How does their plan compare with ours?

  7. in regard to:

    to be pleased with a gift.

  8. owing to:

    to shake with fear.

  9. in the region, sphere, or view of:

    It is day with us while it is night with the Chinese.

  10. from:

    to part with a thing.

  11. against, as in opposition or competition:

    Don't fight with your brother.

  12. in the keeping or service of:

    to leave something with a friend.

  13. in affecting the judgment, estimation, or consideration of:

    Her argument carried a lot of weight with the trustees.

  14. at the same time as or immediately after; upon:

    And with that last remark, she turned and left.

  15. of the same opinion or conviction as:

    Are you with me on this issue?

  16. in proximity to or in the same household as:

    He lives with his parents.

  17. (used as a function word to specify an additional circumstance or condition):

    We climbed the hill, with Jeff following behind.

    Category: Function Word

Idioms for with:

  1. with it, aware of and participating in up-to-date trends.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

Origin of with:

bef. 900; ME, OE: opposite, against (c. ON vith), appar. short var. of OE wither against, c. OS withar, OHG widar, ON vithr, Go withra


  1. a combining form of with , having a separative or opposing force:

    withdraw; withstand.

    Category: Affix

Origin of with-:

ME, OE. See with


  1. with(Preposition)


    He picked a fight with the class bully.

  2. with(Preposition)

    in the company of; alongside, along side of; close to; near to:

    He went with his friends.

  3. with(Preposition)

    in addition to; as an accessory to:

    She owns a motorcycle with a sidecar.

  4. with(Preposition)


  5. with(Preposition)

    in support of:

    We are with you all the way.

  6. with(Preposition)

    To denote the accomplishment of cause, means, instrument, etc; u2013 sometimes equivalent to by.

    slain with robbers

  7. with(Preposition)

    as an instrument; by means of

    cut with a knife

  8. with(Preposition)

    as nourishment, more recently replaced by on

  9. Origin: From with, from wiþ, a shortened form of wiþer, from wiþr-, from wi-tero-; from wi. Cognate with German and , Dutch , ved, vid. In Middle English, the word shifted to denote association rather than opposition, displacing mid, from mid. Cognate to Old-Frisian , Modern Frisian , Dutch and German .

Webster Dictionary

  1. With(noun)

    see Withe

  2. With

    with denotes or expresses some situation or relation of nearness, proximity, association, connection, or the like

  3. With

    to denote a close or direct relation of opposition or hostility; -- equivalent to against

  4. With

    to denote association in respect of situation or environment; hence, among; in the company of

  5. With

    to denote a connection of friendship, support, alliance, assistance, countenance, etc.; hence, on the side of

  6. With

    to denote the accomplishment of cause, means, instrument, etc; -- sometimes equivalent to by

  7. With

    to denote association in thought, as for comparison or contrast

  8. With

    to denote simultaneous happening, or immediate succession or consequence

  9. With

    to denote having as a possession or an appendage; as, the firmament with its stars; a bride with a large fortune

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WITH' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #13

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WITH' in Written Corpus Frequency: #40

Translations for WITH

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in the company of; beside; among; including

I was walking with my father; Do they enjoy playing with each other?; He used to play football with the Arsenal team; Put this book with the others.

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