withal

adverb
with·​al | \ wi-ˈt͟hȯl How to pronounce withal (audio) , -ˈthȯl How to pronounce withal (audio) \

Definition of withal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : together with this : besides a supporter of all constructive work and withal an excellent businessman— A. W. Long
2 archaic : therewith sense 1
3 : on the other hand : nevertheless

withal

preposition

Definition of withal (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic
: with used postpositively with a relative or interrogative pronoun as object

Examples of withal in a Sentence

Adverb a successful businessman and withal a major contributor to local charities a homely face that was withal rather compelling

First Known Use of withal

Adverb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Preposition

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for withal

Adverb

Middle English, from with + all, al all

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Time Traveler for withal

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The first known use of withal was in the 13th century

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with a critical eye

withal

with alacrity

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Cite this Entry

“Withal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/withal. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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