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Meaning of without by Wiktionary Dictionary

without


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    Etymology

    From Late Old English wiþūtan. with- +‎ out

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK, US ) IPA: /wɪθˈaʊt/, /wɪðˈaʊt/, X-SAMPA: /wIT"aUt/, /wID"aUt/
    • Hyphenation: with‧out

    Adverb

    without ( comparative more without, superlative most without )

    1. ( archaic or literary ) outside, externally
    2. Lacking something .
      Being from a large, poor family, he learned to live without .

    Preposition

    without

    1. ( archaic or literary ) Outside of, beyond
      The snow was swirling without the cottage, but it was warm within .
      Life goes on within you and without you. - George Harrison - Sgt Pepper
    2. Not having, containing, characteristic of, etc .
      It was a mistake to leave my house without a coat .
      Life goes on within you and without you. - George Harrison - Sgt Pepper

    Derived terms

    • withoutness

    Synonyms

    • lacking, outwith, with no, -less, w/o, sans

    Antonyms

    Conjunction

    without

    1. Unless, except ( introducing a clause ).

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