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[with, with] /wɪθ, wɪð/
accompanied by; accompanying:
I will go with you. He fought with his brother against the enemy.
in some particular relation to (especially implying interaction, company, association, conjunction, or connection):
I dealt with the problem. She agreed with me.
characterized by or having:
a person with initiative.
(of means or instrument) by the use of; using:
to line a coat with silk; to cut with a knife.
(of manner) using or showing:
to work with diligence.
in correspondence, comparison, or proportion to:
Their power increased with their number. How does their plan compare with ours?
in regard to:
to be pleased with a gift.
(of cause) owing to:
to die with pneumonia; to pale with fear.
in the region, sphere, or view of:
It is day with us while it is night with the Chinese.
(of separation) from:
to part with a thing.
against, as in opposition or competition:
He fought with his brother over the inheritance.
in the keeping or service of:
to leave something with a friend.
in affecting the judgment, estimation, or consideration of:
Her argument carried a lot of weight with the trustees.
at the same time as or immediately after; upon:
And with that last remark, she turned and left.
of the same opinion or conviction as:
Are you with me or against me?
in proximity to or in the same household as:
He lives with his parents.
(used as a function word to specify an additional circumstance or condition):
We climbed the hill, with Jeff following behind.
in with. in (def 34).
with child, pregnant.
with it, Slang.
  1. knowledgeable about, sympathetic to, or partaking of the most up-to-date trends, fashions, art, etc.
  2. representing or characterized by the most up-to-date trends, fashions, art, etc.
with that. that (def 19).
Origin of with
before 900; Middle English, Old English: opposite, against (cognate with Old Norse vith), apparently short variant of Old English wither against; cognate with Old Saxon withar, Old High German widar, Old Norse vithr, Gothic withra
Can be confused
width, with.
4. See by1 .


a combining form of with, having a separative or opposing force:
withstand; withdraw.
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British Dictionary definitions for with


/wɪð; wɪθ/
using; by means of: he killed her with an axe
accompanying; in the company of: the lady you were with
possessing; having: a man with a red moustache
concerning or regarding: be patient with her
in spite of: with all his talents, he was still humble
used to indicate a time or distance by which something is away from something else: with three miles to go, he collapsed
in a manner characterized by: writing with abandon
caused or prompted by: shaking with rage
often used with a verb indicating a reciprocal action or relation between the subject and the preposition's object: agreeing with me, chatting with the troops
(informal) not with you, not able to grasp or follow what you are saying
(informal) with it
  1. fashionable; in style
  2. comprehending what is happening or being said
with that, after that; having said or done that
Word Origin
Old English; related to Old Norse vith, Gothic withra, Latin vitricus stepfather, Sanskrit vitarám wider
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Word Origin and History for with

Old English wið "against, opposite, toward," a shortened form related to wiðer, from Proto-Germanic *withro- "against" (cf. Old Saxon withar "against," Old Norse viðr "against, with, toward, at," Middle Dutch, Dutch weder, Dutch weer "again," Gothic wiþra "against, opposite"), from PIE *wi-tero-, literally "more apart," from root *wi- "separation" (cf. Sanskrit vi, Avestan vi- "asunder," Sanskrit vitaram "further, farther," Old Church Slavonic vutoru "other, second").

Sense shifted in Middle English to denote association, combination, and union, partly by influence of Old Norse vidh, and also perhaps by Latin cum "with" (as in pugnare cum "fight with"). In this sense, it replaced Old English mid "with," which survives only as a prefix (e.g. midwife). Original sense of "against, in opposition" is retained in compounds such as withhold, withdraw, withstand. Often treated as a conjunction by ungrammatical writers and used where and would be correct. First record of with child "pregnant" is recorded from c.1200. With it "cool" is black slang, recorded by 1931. French avec "with" was originally avoc, from Vulgar Latin *abhoc, from apud hoc, literally "with this."

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Slang definitions & phrases for with



A vicious woman •A euphemism for bitch: She's being very nasty about it, a real witch (1940s+)

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