What does within mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term within:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inside, within(adverb)

    on the inside

    "inside, the car is a mess"


  1. within(Adverb)

    in or into the interior; inside

  2. within(Preposition)

    Before the specified duration ends.

    Leave here within three days.

  3. Origin: wiþinnan. More at .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Within

    in the inner or interior part of; inside of; not without; as, within doors

  2. Within

    in the limits or compass of; not further in length than; as, within five miles; not longer in time than; as, within an hour; not exceeding in quantity; as, expenses kept within one's income

  3. Within

    hence, inside the limits, reach, or influence of; not going outside of; not beyond, overstepping, exceeding, or the like

  4. Within(adverb)

    in the inner part; inwardly; internally

  5. Within(adverb)

    in the house; in doors; as, the master is within

  6. Origin: [OE. withinne, withinnen, AS. wiinnan; wi with, against, toward + innan in, inwardly, within, from in in. See With, prep., In, prep.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Within

    with-in′, prep. in the inner part: inside: in the reach of: not going outside of.—adv. in the inner part: inwardly: at home.—Within call, hail, not too far to hear a call, hail. [A.S. wiðinnanwið, against, with, innan, in.]

Editors Contribution

  1. within

    To indicate a range or amount sufficient for a specific purpose.

    Within the system are a variety of interconnected structures and system which are easily defined, changed and updated when vital.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'within' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #174

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'within' in Written Corpus Frequency: #372

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'within' in Adverbs Frequency: #376


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of within in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of within in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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