What does WITHOUT mean?

Definitions for WITHOUT
wɪðˈaʊt, wɪθ-with·out

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  1. withoutadverb

    outside, externally

  2. withoutadverb

    Lacking something.

    Being from a large, poor family, he learned to live without.

  3. withoutconjunction

    Unless, except (introducing a clause).

  4. withoutpreposition

    Outside of, beyond

  5. withoutpreposition

    Not having, containing, characteristic of, etc..

  6. Etymology: From Late wiþutan.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Withoutadverb

    Forming trees and shrubs into sundry shapes, is done by moulding them within, and cutting them without. Francis Bacon.

    Wise men use studies; for they teach not their own use; but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation. Francis Bacon.

    These were from without the growing miseries. John Milton.

    Having gone as far as they could without, they began to observe them within. Nehemiah Grew.

    The reception of light into the body of the building, was very prompt from without, and from within. Henry Wotton.

    Their doors are barr’d against a bitter flout;
    Snarl, if you please, but you shall snarl without. Dryden.

  2. Withoutconjunct.

    Unless; if not; except. Not in use.

    I find my love shall be proved no love, without I leave to love, being too unfit a vessel in whom so high thoughts should be engraved. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    You will never live to my age, without you keep yourselves in breath with exercise, and in heart with joyfulness. Philip Sidney.

  3. Withoutprep.

    Etymology: wiðutan , Saxon.

    Many there are, whose destinies have prevented their desires, and made their good motives the wards of their executors, not without miserable success. Joseph Hall.

    Hast so much wit, and mirth, and spleen about thee,
    There is no living with thee, nor without thee. Tatler.

    The virtuous bezoar is taken from the beast that feedeth upon the mountains; and that without virtue, from those that feed in the vallies. Francis Bacon.

    Infallibility and inerrableness are assumed and inclosed by the Romish church, without any inerrable ground to hold it on. Henry Hammond.

    If the ideas be not innate, there was a time, when the mind was without those principles; and then they will not be innate, but be derived from some other original. John Locke.

    Eternity, before the world and after, is without our reach: but that little spot of ground that lies betwixt those two great oceans, this we are to cultivate. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    Without the separation of the two monarchies, the most advantageous terms from the French, must end in our destruction. Addison.

    Excess of diet in costly meats and drinks fetched from beyond the seas, would be avoided: wise men will do it without a law; I would there might be a law to restrain fools. Francis Bacon.

    Without the gate
    Some drive the cars, and some the coursers rein. Dryden.

    When the weather hinders me from taking my diversions without doors, I frequently make a little party with select friends. Ad.

    The great lords of Ireland informed the king, that the Irishry might not be naturalized without damage to themselves or the crown. John Davies, Ireland.

    Happiness under this view, ev’ry one constantly pursues. Other things acknowledged to be good, he can look upon without desire, pass by, and be content without. John Locke.


  1. Without

    Music's Too Sad Without You is a song by Australian singer Kylie Minogue and English singer Jack Savoretti, It is the 5th and final single taken from Minogue's fourteenth studio album Golden (2018). Written by Minogue, Savoretti and Samuel Dixon, and produced by Dixon, the song was released as the fifth single from the album, with the radio edit of the song premiering on BBC Radio 2 on 13 October 2018. Savoretti included a live performance of the song on his sixth studio album, Singing to Strangers (2019).


  1. without

    Without typically means lacking or not having something. It indicates the absence or omission of someone or something. It can also imply being deprived of or being in a condition or situation where there is a lack of a specific element or quality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Without

    on or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without doors

  2. Without

    out of the limits of; out of reach of; beyond

  3. Without

    not with; otherwise than with; in absence of, separation from, or destitution of; not with use or employment of; independently of; exclusively of; with omission; as, without labor; without damage

  4. Without

    unless; except; -- introducing a clause

  5. Withoutadverb

    on or art the outside; not on the inside; not within; outwardly; externally

  6. Withoutadverb

    outside of the house; out of doors

  7. Etymology: [OE. withoute, withouten, AS. witan; wi with, against, toward + tan outside, fr. t out. See With, prep., Out.]


  1. Without

    "Without" is the debut single from half-English, half-Italian solo singer Jack Savoretti taken from his debut album, Between the Minds. "Without" was the first release on De Angelis Records, the label set up by Anne Barrett. The track went onto the Radio 2 B list on the same day that Jack played his media showcase at the prestigious London club Ronnie Scott’s. It spent a total of two weeks in the UK Singles Chart, debuting at number 90 then falling to 180 a week later.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Without

    with-owt′, prep. outside or out of: beyond: not with: in absence of: not having: except: all but.—adv. on the outside: out of doors.—conj. except.—adj. Without′-door (Shak.), being out of doors.—prep. Without′en (Spens.), without.—Without book, on no authority; Without distinction, indiscriminately.—From without, from the outside. [A.S. wiðútanwið, against, útan, outside.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. without

    Outside, as, studding-sail without studding-sail; or, without board, outside a ship.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WITHOUT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #167

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WITHOUT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #408

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WITHOUT in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WITHOUT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of WITHOUT in a Sentence

  1. Bharat Karnad:

    India shares geostrategic interests with the Southeast Asian countries, southeast Asian's firming up India's security relationships without conspicuously targeting China.

  2. Albert Camus:

    Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.

  3. Mathias Lauda:

    Florida NASCAR is pure racing without politics, fans always look for heroes connecting with the driver ahead of the car.

  4. Juana Witty:

    For anybody that feels like they're alone or they can't talk to people in their family, they have these people that they can vent to without judgment.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I could have done without the tweet.

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    being essentially equal to something
    A equivalent
    B occlusive
    C eminent
    D extroversive

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