preposition \ˈwith, ˈwith, wəth, wəth\

Definition of with

  1. 1a :  in opposition to :  against had a fight with his brotherb :  so as to be separated or detached from broke with her family

  2. 2a —used as a function word to indicate a participant in an action, transaction, or arrangement works with his father a talk with a friend got into an accident with the carb —used as a function word to indicate the object of attention, behavior, or feeling get tough with him angry with herc :  in respect to :  so far as concerns on friendly terms with all nationsd —used to indicate the object of an adverbial expression of imperative force off with his heade :  over, on no longer has any influence with themf :  in the performance, operation, or use of the trouble with this machine

  3. 3a —used as a function word to indicate the object of a statement of comparison or equality a dress identical with her hostess'sb —used as a function word to express agreement or sympathy must conclude, with you, that the painting is a forgeryc :  on the side of :  for if he's for lower taxes, I'm with himd :  as well as can pitch with the best of them

  4. 4a —used as a function word to indicate combination, accompaniment, presence, or addition heat milk with honey went there with her his money, with his wife's, comes to a millionb :  inclusive of costs $5 with the tax

  5. 5a :  in the judgment or estimation of stood well with her classmatesb :  in or according to the experience or practice of with many of us, our ideas seem to fall by the wayside — W. J. Reilly

  6. 6a —used as a function word to indicate the means, cause, agent, or instrumentality hit him with a rock pale with anger threatened with tuberculosis he amused the crowd with his anticsb archaic :  by the direct act of

  7. 7a —used as a function word to indicate manner of action ran with effort acknowledge your contribution with thanksb —used as a function word to indicate an attendant fact or circumstance stood there with his hat onc —used as a function word to indicate a result attendant on a specified action got off with a light sentence

  8. 8a (1) :  in possession of :  having came with good news (2) :  in the possession or care of left the money with her motherb :  characterized or distinguished by a person with a sharp nose

  9. 9a —used as a function word to indicate a close association in time with the outbreak of war they went home mellows with timeb :  in proportion to the pressure varies with the depth

  10. 10a :  in spite of :  notwithstanding a really tip-top man, with all his wrongheadedness — H. J. Laskib :  except for finds that, with one group of omissions and one important addition, they reflect that curriculum — Gilbert Highet

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

Examples of with in a Sentence

  1. He wants to marry someone with a lot of money.

  2. You will be competing against people with more experience than you.

  3. They graduated from college with honors.

Origin and Etymology of with

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

WITH Defined for English Language Learners



Definition of with for English Language Learners

  • —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.)

WITH Defined for Kids


preposition \ˈwith, ˈwith\

Definition of with for Students

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

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

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

  4. 4 :  in regard to He is patient with children.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  13. 13 :  because of I was pale with anger.

  14. 14 :  despite With all your tricks you failed.

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

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

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

  18. 18 :  in the direction of Sail with the tide.

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