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  1. with(Preposition)

    against

    He picked a fight with the class bully.

    Etymology: 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 .

  2. with(Preposition)

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

    He went with his friends.

    Etymology: 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 .

  3. with(Preposition)

    in addition to; as an accessory to:

    She owns a motorcycle with a sidecar.

    Etymology: 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 .

  4. with(Preposition)

    in support of:

    We are with you all the way.

    Etymology: 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 .

  5. with(Preposition)

    as an instrument; by means of

    cut with a knife

    Etymology: 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 .

  6. with(Preposition)

    as nourishment, more recently replaced by on

    Etymology: 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 .

  7. with(Preposition)

    Against.

    He picked a fight with the class bully.

    Etymology: From Middle English with, from Old English wiþ ("against, opposite, toward") , a shortened form of wiþer, from Proto-Germanic *wiþr- ("against") , from Proto-Indo-European *wi-tero- ("more apart") ; from Proto-Indo-European *wi ("separation") . Cognate with Old Frisian with ("against, again") , Old Saxon with ("against, again") , Dutch weder ("again") and weer ("again, opposite") , Low German wedder ("again, against, opposite") , German wider ("against") and wieder ("again") , Danish ved ("by, near, with") , Swedish vid ("by, next to, with") . In Middle English, the word shifted to denote association rather than opposition, displacing Middle English mid ("with") , from Old English mid ("with") , from Proto-Germanic *midi, cognate with Old-Frisian mith ("with") , Modern Frisian mei ("with") , Old Norse með ("with") , Icelandic með ("with") , Dutch met ("with") and German mit ("with") .

  8. with(Preposition)

    In the company of; alongside, close to; near to.

    He went with his friends.

    Etymology: From Middle English with, from Old English wiþ ("against, opposite, toward") , a shortened form of wiþer, from Proto-Germanic *wiþr- ("against") , from Proto-Indo-European *wi-tero- ("more apart") ; from Proto-Indo-European *wi ("separation") . Cognate with Old Frisian with ("against, again") , Old Saxon with ("against, again") , Dutch weder ("again") and weer ("again, opposite") , Low German wedder ("again, against, opposite") , German wider ("against") and wieder ("again") , Danish ved ("by, near, with") , Swedish vid ("by, next to, with") . In Middle English, the word shifted to denote association rather than opposition, displacing Middle English mid ("with") , from Old English mid ("with") , from Proto-Germanic *midi, cognate with Old-Frisian mith ("with") , Modern Frisian mei ("with") , Old Norse með ("with") , Icelandic með ("with") , Dutch met ("with") and German mit ("with") .

  9. with(Preposition)

    In addition to; as an accessory to.

    She owns a motorcycle with a sidecar.

    Etymology: From Middle English with, from Old English wiþ ("against, opposite, toward") , a shortened form of wiþer, from Proto-Germanic *wiþr- ("against") , from Proto-Indo-European *wi-tero- ("more apart") ; from Proto-Indo-European *wi ("separation") . Cognate with Old Frisian with ("against, again") , Old Saxon with ("against, again") , Dutch weder ("again") and weer ("again, opposite") , Low German wedder ("again, against, opposite") , German wider ("against") and wieder ("again") , Danish ved ("by, near, with") , Swedish vid ("by, next to, with") . In Middle English, the word shifted to denote association rather than opposition, displacing Middle English mid ("with") , from Old English mid ("with") , from Proto-Germanic *midi, cognate with Old-Frisian mith ("with") , Modern Frisian mei ("with") , Old Norse með ("with") , Icelandic með ("with") , Dutch met ("with") and German mit ("with") .

  10. with(Preposition)

    Used to indicate simultaneous happening, or immediate succession or consequence.

    Jim was listening to Bach with his eyes closed.

    Etymology: From Middle English with, from Old English wiþ ("against, opposite, toward") , a shortened form of wiþer, from Proto-Germanic *wiþr- ("against") , from Proto-Indo-European *wi-tero- ("more apart") ; from Proto-Indo-European *wi ("separation") . Cognate with Old Frisian with ("against, again") , Old Saxon with ("against, again") , Dutch weder ("again") and weer ("again, opposite") , Low German wedder ("again, against, opposite") , German wider ("against") and wieder ("again") , Danish ved ("by, near, with") , Swedish vid ("by, next to, with") . In Middle English, the word shifted to denote association rather than opposition, displacing Middle English mid ("with") , from Old English mid ("with") , from Proto-Germanic *midi, cognate with Old-Frisian mith ("with") , Modern Frisian mei ("with") , Old Norse með ("with") , Icelandic með ("with") , Dutch met ("with") and German mit ("with") .

  11. with(Preposition)

    In support of.

    We are with you all the way.

    Etymology: From Middle English with, from Old English wiþ ("against, opposite, toward") , a shortened form of wiþer, from Proto-Germanic *wiþr- ("against") , from Proto-Indo-European *wi-tero- ("more apart") ; from Proto-Indo-European *wi ("separation") . Cognate with Old Frisian with ("against, again") , Old Saxon with ("against, again") , Dutch weder ("again") and weer ("again, opposite") , Low German wedder ("again, against, opposite") , German wider ("against") and wieder ("again") , Danish ved ("by, near, with") , Swedish vid ("by, next to, with") . In Middle English, the word shifted to denote association rather than opposition, displacing Middle English mid ("with") , from Old English mid ("with") , from Proto-Germanic *midi, cognate with Old-Frisian mith ("with") , Modern Frisian mei ("with") , Old Norse með ("with") , Icelandic með ("with") , Dutch met ("with") and German mit ("with") .

  12. with(Preposition)

    In regard to.

    There are a number of problems with your plan.

    Etymology: From Middle English with, from Old English wiþ ("against, opposite, toward") , a shortened form of wiþer, from Proto-Germanic *wiþr- ("against") , from Proto-Indo-European *wi-tero- ("more apart") ; from Proto-Indo-European *wi ("separation") . Cognate with Old Frisian with ("against, again") , Old Saxon with ("against, again") , Dutch weder ("again") and weer ("again, opposite") , Low German wedder ("again, against, opposite") , German wider ("against") and wieder ("again") , Danish ved ("by, near, with") , Swedish vid ("by, next to, with") . In Middle English, the word shifted to denote association rather than opposition, displacing Middle English mid ("with") , from Old English mid ("with") , from Proto-Germanic *midi, cognate with Old-Frisian mith ("with") , Modern Frisian mei ("with") , Old Norse með ("with") , Icelandic með ("with") , Dutch met ("with") and German mit ("with") .

  13. with(Preposition)

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

    slain with robbers

    Etymology: From Middle English with, from Old English wiþ ("against, opposite, toward") , a shortened form of wiþer, from Proto-Germanic *wiþr- ("against") , from Proto-Indo-European *wi-tero- ("more apart") ; from Proto-Indo-European *wi ("separation") . Cognate with Old Frisian with ("against, again") , Old Saxon with ("against, again") , Dutch weder ("again") and weer ("again, opposite") , Low German wedder ("again, against, opposite") , German wider ("against") and wieder ("again") , Danish ved ("by, near, with") , Swedish vid ("by, next to, with") . In Middle English, the word shifted to denote association rather than opposition, displacing Middle English mid ("with") , from Old English mid ("with") , from Proto-Germanic *midi, cognate with Old-Frisian mith ("with") , Modern Frisian mei ("with") , Old Norse með ("with") , Icelandic með ("with") , Dutch met ("with") and German mit ("with") .

  14. with(Preposition)

    Using as an instrument; by means of.

    cut with a knife

    Etymology: From Middle English with, from Old English wiþ ("against, opposite, toward") , a shortened form of wiþer, from Proto-Germanic *wiþr- ("against") , from Proto-Indo-European *wi-tero- ("more apart") ; from Proto-Indo-European *wi ("separation") . Cognate with Old Frisian with ("against, again") , Old Saxon with ("against, again") , Dutch weder ("again") and weer ("again, opposite") , Low German wedder ("again, against, opposite") , German wider ("against") and wieder ("again") , Danish ved ("by, near, with") , Swedish vid ("by, next to, with") . In Middle English, the word shifted to denote association rather than opposition, displacing Middle English mid ("with") , from Old English mid ("with") , from Proto-Germanic *midi, cognate with Old-Frisian mith ("with") , Modern Frisian mei ("with") , Old Norse með ("with") , Icelandic með ("with") , Dutch met ("with") and German mit ("with") .

  15. with(Preposition)

    Using as nourishment; more recently replaced by on.

    Etymology: From Middle English with, from Old English wiþ ("against, opposite, toward") , a shortened form of wiþer, from Proto-Germanic *wiþr- ("against") , from Proto-Indo-European *wi-tero- ("more apart") ; from Proto-Indo-European *wi ("separation") . Cognate with Old Frisian with ("against, again") , Old Saxon with ("against, again") , Dutch weder ("again") and weer ("again, opposite") , Low German wedder ("again, against, opposite") , German wider ("against") and wieder ("again") , Danish ved ("by, near, with") , Swedish vid ("by, next to, with") . In Middle English, the word shifted to denote association rather than opposition, displacing Middle English mid ("with") , from Old English mid ("with") , from Proto-Germanic *midi, cognate with Old-Frisian mith ("with") , Modern Frisian mei ("with") , Old Norse með ("with") , Icelandic með ("with") , Dutch met ("with") and German mit ("with") .

  16. with(Preposition)

    Having, owning.

    It was small and bumpy, with a tinge of orange.

    Etymology: From Middle English with, from Old English wiþ ("against, opposite, toward") , a shortened form of wiþer, from Proto-Germanic *wiþr- ("against") , from Proto-Indo-European *wi-tero- ("more apart") ; from Proto-Indo-European *wi ("separation") . Cognate with Old Frisian with ("against, again") , Old Saxon with ("against, again") , Dutch weder ("again") and weer ("again, opposite") , Low German wedder ("again, against, opposite") , German wider ("against") and wieder ("again") , Danish ved ("by, near, with") , Swedish vid ("by, next to, with") . In Middle English, the word shifted to denote association rather than opposition, displacing Middle English mid ("with") , from Old English mid ("with") , from Proto-Germanic *midi, cognate with Old-Frisian mith ("with") , Modern Frisian mei ("with") , Old Norse með ("with") , Icelandic með ("with") , Dutch met ("with") and German mit ("with") .

  17. with(Preposition)

    Affected by.

    Speak with confidence.

    Etymology: From Middle English with, from Old English wiþ ("against, opposite, toward") , a shortened form of wiþer, from Proto-Germanic *wiþr- ("against") , from Proto-Indo-European *wi-tero- ("more apart") ; from Proto-Indo-European *wi ("separation") . Cognate with Old Frisian with ("against, again") , Old Saxon with ("against, again") , Dutch weder ("again") and weer ("again, opposite") , Low German wedder ("again, against, opposite") , German wider ("against") and wieder ("again") , Danish ved ("by, near, with") , Swedish vid ("by, next to, with") . In Middle English, the word shifted to denote association rather than opposition, displacing Middle English mid ("with") , from Old English mid ("with") , from Proto-Germanic *midi, cognate with Old-Frisian mith ("with") , Modern Frisian mei ("with") , Old Norse með ("with") , Icelandic með ("with") , Dutch met ("with") and German mit ("with") .

  18. with(Preposition)

    Prompted by.

    overcome with happiness

    Etymology: From Middle English with, from Old English wiþ ("against, opposite, toward") , a shortened form of wiþer, from Proto-Germanic *wiþr- ("against") , from Proto-Indo-European *wi-tero- ("more apart") ; from Proto-Indo-European *wi ("separation") . Cognate with Old Frisian with ("against, again") , Old Saxon with ("against, again") , Dutch weder ("again") and weer ("again, opposite") , Low German wedder ("again, against, opposite") , German wider ("against") and wieder ("again") , Danish ved ("by, near, with") , Swedish vid ("by, next to, with") . In Middle English, the word shifted to denote association rather than opposition, displacing Middle English mid ("with") , from Old English mid ("with") , from Proto-Germanic *midi, cognate with Old-Frisian mith ("with") , Modern Frisian mei ("with") , Old Norse með ("with") , Icelandic með ("with") , Dutch met ("with") and German mit ("with") .

  19. with(Preposition)

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    With their reputation on the line, they decided to fire their PR team.

    Etymology: From Middle English with, from Old English wiþ ("against, opposite, toward") , a shortened form of wiþer, from Proto-Germanic *wiþr- ("against") , from Proto-Indo-European *wi-tero- ("more apart") ; from Proto-Indo-European *wi ("separation") . Cognate with Old Frisian with ("against, again") , Old Saxon with ("against, again") , Dutch weder ("again") and weer ("again, opposite") , Low German wedder ("again, against, opposite") , German wider ("against") and wieder ("again") , Danish ved ("by, near, with") , Swedish vid ("by, next to, with") . In Middle English, the word shifted to denote association rather than opposition, displacing Middle English mid ("with") , from Old English mid ("with") , from Proto-Germanic *midi, cognate with Old-Frisian mith ("with") , Modern Frisian mei ("with") , Old Norse með ("with") , Icelandic með ("with") , Dutch met ("with") and German mit ("with") .

Webster Dictionary

  1. With(noun)

    see Withe

    Etymology: [OE. with, AS. wi with, against; akin to AS. wier against, OFries. with, OS. wi, wiar, D. weder, wer (in comp.), G. wider against, wieder gain, OHG. widar again, against, Icel. vi against, with, by, at, Sw. vid at, by, Dan. ved, Goth. wipra against, Skr. vi asunder. Cf. Withdraw, Withers, Withstand.]

  2. With

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

    Etymology: [OE. with, AS. wi with, against; akin to AS. wier against, OFries. with, OS. wi, wiar, D. weder, wer (in comp.), G. wider against, wieder gain, OHG. widar again, against, Icel. vi against, with, by, at, Sw. vid at, by, Dan. ved, Goth. wipra against, Skr. vi asunder. Cf. Withdraw, Withers, Withstand.]

  3. With

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

    Etymology: [OE. with, AS. wi with, against; akin to AS. wier against, OFries. with, OS. wi, wiar, D. weder, wer (in comp.), G. wider against, wieder gain, OHG. widar again, against, Icel. vi against, with, by, at, Sw. vid at, by, Dan. ved, Goth. wipra against, Skr. vi asunder. Cf. Withdraw, Withers, Withstand.]

  4. With

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

    Etymology: [OE. with, AS. wi with, against; akin to AS. wier against, OFries. with, OS. wi, wiar, D. weder, wer (in comp.), G. wider against, wieder gain, OHG. widar again, against, Icel. vi against, with, by, at, Sw. vid at, by, Dan. ved, Goth. wipra against, Skr. vi asunder. Cf. Withdraw, Withers, Withstand.]

  5. With

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

    Etymology: [OE. with, AS. wi with, against; akin to AS. wier against, OFries. with, OS. wi, wiar, D. weder, wer (in comp.), G. wider against, wieder gain, OHG. widar again, against, Icel. vi against, with, by, at, Sw. vid at, by, Dan. ved, Goth. wipra against, Skr. vi asunder. Cf. Withdraw, Withers, Withstand.]

  6. With

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

    Etymology: [OE. with, AS. wi with, against; akin to AS. wier against, OFries. with, OS. wi, wiar, D. weder, wer (in comp.), G. wider against, wieder gain, OHG. widar again, against, Icel. vi against, with, by, at, Sw. vid at, by, Dan. ved, Goth. wipra against, Skr. vi asunder. Cf. Withdraw, Withers, Withstand.]

  7. With

    to denote association in thought, as for comparison or contrast

    Etymology: [OE. with, AS. wi with, against; akin to AS. wier against, OFries. with, OS. wi, wiar, D. weder, wer (in comp.), G. wider against, wieder gain, OHG. widar again, against, Icel. vi against, with, by, at, Sw. vid at, by, Dan. ved, Goth. wipra against, Skr. vi asunder. Cf. Withdraw, Withers, Withstand.]

  8. With

    to denote simultaneous happening, or immediate succession or consequence

    Etymology: [OE. with, AS. wi with, against; akin to AS. wier against, OFries. with, OS. wi, wiar, D. weder, wer (in comp.), G. wider against, wieder gain, OHG. widar again, against, Icel. vi against, with, by, at, Sw. vid at, by, Dan. ved, Goth. wipra against, Skr. vi asunder. Cf. Withdraw, Withers, Withstand.]

  9. With

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

    Etymology: [OE. with, AS. wi with, against; akin to AS. wier against, OFries. with, OS. wi, wiar, D. weder, wer (in comp.), G. wider against, wieder gain, OHG. widar again, against, Icel. vi against, with, by, at, Sw. vid at, by, Dan. ved, Goth. wipra against, Skr. vi asunder. Cf. Withdraw, Withers, Withstand.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. With

    n. Same as Withe.

  2. With

    with, prep. denoting nearness, agreement, or connection: by: in competition or contrast: on the side of: immediately after: among: possessing: in respect of, in the regard of: like: by, by means of, through: showing, using: from.—adv. Withal′, with all or the rest: likewise: moreover.—prep. an emphatic form of with.—With that, thereupon. [A.S. wið; Ice. við, Ger. wider. It absorbed the A.S. mid, with (Ger. mit).]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. with

    An iron instrument fitted to the end of a boom or mast, with a ring to it, through which another boom or mast is rigged out and secured. Also, in mechanics, the elastic withe handles of cold chisels, set-tools, &c., which prevent a jar to the assistant's wrist.

Editors Contribution

  1. with

    To support a person or group.

    They were with the political party for the election. They mixed the water with fruit juice.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  
  2. with

    To use to create.

    They mixed the water, flour and margarine to bake the bread.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of with in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of with in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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