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[with-out, with-] /wɪðˈaʊt, wɪθ-/
preposition
1.
with the absence, omission, or avoidance of; not with; with no or none of; lacking:
without help; without shoes; without her helping me; without him to help.
2.
free from; excluding:
a world without hunger.
3.
not accompanied by:
Don't go without me.
4.
at, on, or to the outside of; outside of:
both within and without the house or the city.
5.
beyond the compass, limits, range, or scope of (now used chiefly in opposition to within):
whether within or without the law.
adverb
6.
in or into an exterior or outer place; outside.
7.
outside a house, building, etc.:
The carriage awaits without.
8.
lacking something implied or understood:
We must take this or go without.
9.
as regards the outside; externally.
noun
10.
the outside of a place, region, area, room, etc.
conjunction
11.
Midland and Southern U.S. unless.
Origin of without
900
before 900; Middle English withouten, Old English withūtan (adv. and preposition), equivalent to with with + -ūtan from without, equivalent to ūt out + -an suffix of motion from
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without

/wɪˈðaʊt/
preposition
1.
not having: a traveller without much money
2.
not accompanied by: he came without his wife
3.
not making use of: it is not easy to undo screws without a screwdriver
4.
(foll by a verbal noun or noun phrase) not, while not, or after not: she can sing for two minutes without drawing breath
5.
(archaic) on the outside of
adverb
6.
(formal) outside; outwardly
conjunction
7.
(not standard) unless: don't come without you have some money
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Word Origin and History for without
adv.

Old English wiðutan, literally "against the outside" (opposite of within), see with + out. As a word expressing lack or want of something (opposite of with), attested from c.1200. In use by late 14c. as a conjunction, short for without that.

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