\ˈwit͟h, ˈwith, wət͟h, wəth \

Definition of with 

1a : in opposition to : against had a fight with his brother

b : so as to be separated or detached from broke with her family

2a used as a function word to indicate a participant in an action, transaction, or arrangement works with his fathera talk with a friendgot into an accident with the car

b used as a function word to indicate the object of attention, behavior, or feeling get tough with himangry with her

c : in respect to : so far as concerns on friendly terms with all nations

d used to indicate the object of an adverbial expression of imperative force off with his head

e : over, on no longer has any influence with them

f : in the performance, operation, or use of the trouble with this machine

3a used as a function word to indicate the object of a statement of comparison or equality a dress identical with her hostess's

b used as a function word to express agreement or sympathy must conclude, with you, that the painting is a forgery

c : on the side of : for if he's for lower taxes, I'm with him

d : as well as can pitch with the best of them

4a used as a function word to indicate combination, accompaniment, presence, or addition heat milk with honeywent there with herhis money, with his wife's, comes to a million

b : inclusive of costs $5 with the tax

5a : in the judgment or estimation of stood well with her classmates

b : in or according to the experience or practice of with many of us, our ideas seem to fall by the wayside— W. J. Reilly

6a used as a function word to indicate the means, cause, agent, or instrumentality hit him with a rockpale with angerthreatened with tuberculosishe amused the crowd with his antics

b archaic : by the direct act of

7a used as a function word to indicate manner of action ran with effortacknowledge your contribution with thanks

b used as a function word to indicate an attendant fact or circumstance stood there with his hat on

c used as a function word to indicate a result attendant on a specified action got off with a light sentence

8a(1) : in possession of : having came with good news

(2) : in the possession or care of left the money with her mother

b : characterized or distinguished by a person with a sharp nose

9a used as a function word to indicate a close association in time with the outbreak of war they went homemellows with time

b : in proportion to the pressure varies with the depth

10a : in spite of : notwithstanding a really tip-top man, with all his wrongheadedness— H. J. Laski

b : except for finds that, with one group of omissions and one important addition, they reflect that curriculum— Gilbert Highet

11 : in the direction of with the wind with the grain

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Synonyms for with

Synonyms

by, in, per, through, via

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Examples of with in a Sentence

He wants to marry someone with a lot of money. You will be competing against people with more experience than you. They graduated from college with honors.
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First Known Use of with

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for with

Middle English, against, from, with, from Old English; akin to Old English wither against, Old High German widar against, back, Sanskrit vi apart

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The first known use of with was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of with

—used to say that people or things are together in one place

—used to say that two or more people or things are doing something together or are involved in something

: having (a particular characteristic, possession, etc.)

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Kids Definition of with

1 : in the company of I went to the show with a friend.

2 : by the use of I measured with a ruler.

3 : having in or as part of it coffee with cream

4 : in regard to He is patient with children.

5 : in possession of animals with horns Dad arrived with good news.

6 : against sense 1 The boy fought with his brother.

7 : in shared relation to I like to talk with friends.

8 : compared to This sock is identical with the rest.

9 : in the opinion or judgment of Is the party all right with your parents?

10 : so as to show Her mother spoke with pride.

11 : as well as She hits the ball with the best of them.

12 : from sense 2 I hated to part with my books.

13 : because of I was pale with anger.

14 : despite With all your tricks you failed.

15 : if given With your permission, I'll leave.

16 : at the time of or shortly after We'll need to get up with the dawn. With that, I paused.

17 : in support of I'm with you all the way.

18 : in the direction of Sail with the tide.

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