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wɪθ, wɪðwith

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  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; – 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

  10. Origin: [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.

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  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

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  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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