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Definition of WITHOUT

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Without \With*out"\, prep. [OE. withoute, withouten, AS. wi[eth]?tan; wi[eth] with, against, toward + ?tan outside, fr. ?t out. See {With}, prep., {Out}.] [1913 Webster]
     1. On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without doors. [1913 Webster]

              Without the gate
              Some drive the cars, and some the coursers rein.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. Out of the limits of; out of reach of; beyond. [1913 Webster]

              Eternity, before the world and after, is without our reach.                                --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

     3. Not with; otherwise than with; in absence of, separation from, or destitution of; not with use or employment of; independently of; exclusively of; with omission; as, without labor; without damage. [1913 Webster]

              I wolde it do withouten negligence.   --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

              Wise men will do it without a law.    --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

              Without the separation of the two monarchies, the most advantageous terms . . . must end in our destruction.                          --Addison. [1913 Webster]

              There is no living with thee nor without thee.
                                                    --Tatler. [1913 Webster]

     {To do without}. See under {Do}.

     {Without day} [a translation of L. sine die], without the appointment of a day to appear or assemble again; finally; as, the Fortieth Congress then adjourned without day.

     {Without recourse}. See under {Recourse}.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Without \With*out"\, adv.
     1. On or art the outside; not on the inside; not within; outwardly; externally. [1913 Webster]

              Without were fightings, within were fears. --2 Cor. vii. 5. [1913 Webster]

     2. Outside of the house; out of doors.
        [1913 Webster]

              The people came unto the house without. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Without \With*out"\, conj.
     Unless; except; -- introducing a clause.
     [1913 Webster]

           You will never live to my age without you keep yourselves in breath with exercise, and in heart with joyfulness.                              --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Now rarely used by good writers or speakers. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

54 Moby Thesaurus words for "without":
     after, apparently, aside from, bar, barring, beside, besides, but, discounting, empty of, ex, except, except for, excepting, exception taken of, excluding, exclusive of, exteriorly, externally, free of, from, lacking, leaving out, less, let alone, minus, not counting, off, omitting, on the outside, on the surface, open, open air, openly, out, out of doors, out-of-doors, outside, outside of, outwardly, outwards, past, precluding, publically, sans, save, save and except, saving, superficially, than, to all appearances, unless, void of, wanting


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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