preposition with·out \wi-ˈthat, -ˈthat\

: not having or including (something)

—used to say that someone is not with or is not involved with another person or group

: not using (something specified)

Full Definition of WITHOUT

:  outside
—used as a function word to indicate the absence or lack of something or someone <fight without fear> <left without him> <looks without seeing>

Examples of WITHOUT

  1. Do you take your coffee with or without sugar?
  2. Don't leave home without your wallet.
  3. Without water, there would be no life on Earth.
  4. I can't imagine life without a car.
  5. It happened suddenly and without warning.
  6. The prisoner will be held without bail until his trial.
  7. These cookies are made without flour.
  8. Try doing the math without a calculator.
  9. I can't see you without my glasses.

Origin of WITHOUT

Middle English withoute, from Old English withūtan, from with + ūtan outside, from ūt out — more at out
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to WITHOUT

absent, minus, sans, wanting

Rhymes with WITHOUT

ablaut, about, act out, all-out, back out, bailout, bail out, bat out, bawl out, bear out, beat out, blackout, black out, blissed-out, blot out, blowout, bombed-out, bow out, Boy Scout, breakout, break out, breechclout, bring out, brook trout, brownout, brown trout, bugout, bug out, burned-out, burnout, burn out, butt out, buyout, buy out, call out, campout, cash out, cast out, catch out, checkout, check out, chill out, churn out, clapped-out, clear out, closeout, come out, cookout, cop-out, cop out, crank out, Cub Scout, cutout, cut out, devout, die out, dig out, dimout, dine out, dishclout, dish out, dole out, downspout, draw out, dropout, drop out, dry out, dugout, eelpout, eke out, en route, fade-out, fake out, fallout, fall out, farm out, far-out, fill out, find out, fink out, fish out, flake out, flameout, flame out, flat-out, flunk out, foldout, force-out, foul out, freak-out, freaked-out, freeze out, full-out, get out, Girl Scout, give out, go out, grind out, gross-out, gross out, groundout, handout, hand out, hangout, hideout, holdout, hold out, horned pout, ice-out, iron out, kick out, knock out, lake trout, layout, lay out, leg out, let out, light out, lights-out, line out, lockout, lock out, lookout, look out, lose out, mahout, make out, max out, misdoubt, miss out, no doubt, nose out, opt out, pan out, pass out, payout, phaseout, phase out, pick out, pig out, pitchout, played out, play out, printout, print out, prove out, psych-out, pullout, pull out, punch out, putout, put out, rain out, rainspout, readout, read out, redoubt, redout, rollout, roll out, rub out, rubout, rule out, run out, sack out, salt out, Sea Scout, sea trout, sellout, sell out, setout, set out, shakeout, shake out, shell out, shoot-out, shout-out, shutout, shut out, sick-out, side-out, sign out, sit out, sleep out, smoke out, sold-out, spaced-out, space out, speak out, spell out, spinout, spin out, stakeout, stake out, standout, stand out, star route, step out, stick out, stop out, straight-out, stressed-out, stretch-out, strikeout, strike out, strung out, swear out, sweat out, takeout, take out, talk out, tap out, tapped out, tease out, thought-out, throughout, throw out, time-out, trade route, trot out, tryout, try out, tune out, turnout, turn out, umlaut, wait out, walkout, walk out, washed-out, washout, wash out, watch out, way-out, wear out, weird out, whacked-out, whiteout, wideout, wigged-out, wimp out, wiped out, wipeout, wipe out, workout, work out, worn-out, write out, zone out, zonked-out



: not having something

Full Definition of WITHOUT

:  on the outside :  externally
:  with something lacking or absent <has learned to do without>

Examples of WITHOUT

  1. Do you take your coffee with sugar or without?

First Known Use of WITHOUT

before 12th century



Definition of WITHOUT

chiefly dialect
:  unless <you don't know about me without you have read a book — Mark Twain>

First Known Use of WITHOUT

14th century



Definition of WITHOUT

:  an outer place or area <came from without>

First Known Use of WITHOUT

15th century


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