without

preposition
with·out | \ wi-ˈt͟hau̇t , -ˈthau̇t \

Definition of without 

(Entry 1 of 4)

1 : outside

2 used as a function word to indicate the absence or lack of something or someone fight without fearleft without himlooks without seeing

without

adverb

Definition of without (Entry 2 of 4)

1 : on the outside : externally

2 : with something lacking or absent has learned to do without

without

conjunction

Definition of without (Entry 3 of 4)

chiefly dialectal

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

without

noun

Definition of without (Entry 4 of 4)

: an outer place or area came from without

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Synonyms & Antonyms for without

Synonyms: Preposition

beyond, outside, outside of

Antonyms: Preposition

within

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Examples of without in a Sentence

Preposition

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

Adverb

Do you take your coffee with sugar or without?
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First Known Use of without

Preposition

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

Adverb

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

Conjunction

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for without

Preposition

Middle English withoute, from Old English withūtan, from with + ūtan outside, from ūt out — more at out

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The first known use of without was before the 12th century

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without

preposition

English Language Learners Definition of without

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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)

without

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of without (Entry 2 of 2)

: not having something

without

preposition
with·out | \ wit͟h-ˈau̇t , with- \

Kids Definition of without

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : not accompanied by or showing Don't leave without your key. He spoke without thinking.

2 : completely lacking They're without hope.

3 : outside entry 4 sense 1 They stood without the castle gates.

4 : not using something Do the math without a calculator.

without

adverb

Kids Definition of without (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : on the outside

2 : not having something You need to learn to do without.

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