Definitions for: With

Webster (1913) Definition: With, n.
See Withe.

With, prep. [OE. with, AS. wi? with, against; akin to AS.
wi?er against, OFries. with, OS. wi?, wi?ar, D. weder,
we[^e]r (in comp.), G. wider against, wieder gain, OHG. widar
again, against, Icel. vi? against, with, by, at, Sw. vid at,
by, Dan. ved, Goth. wipra against, Skr. vi asunder. Cf.
Withdraw, Withers, Withstand.]
With denotes or expresses some situation or relation of
nearness, proximity, association, connection, or the like. It
is used especially:

1. To denote a close or direct relation of opposition or
hostility; -- equivalent to against.

Thy servant will . . . fight with this Philistine.
--1 Sam. xvii.

Note: In this sense, common in Old English, it is now
obsolete except in a few compounds; as, withhold;
withstand; and after the verbs fight, contend,
struggle, and the like.

2. To denote association in respect of situation or
environment; hence, among; in the company of.

I will buy with you, talk with you, walk with you,
and so following; but I will not eat with you, drink
with you, nor pray with you. --Shak.

Pity your own, or pity our estate, Nor twist our
fortunes with your sinking fate. --Dryden.

See where on earth the flowery glories lie; With her
they flourished, and with her they die. --Pope.

There is no living with thee nor without thee.

Such arguments had invincible force with those pagan
philosophers. --Addison.

3. To denote a connection of friendship, support, alliance,
assistance, countenance, etc.; hence, on the side of.

Fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee.
--Gen. xxvi.

4. To denote the accomplishment of cause, means, instrument,
etc; -- sometimes equivalent to by.

That with these fowls I be all to-rent. --Chaucer.

Thou wilt be like a lover presently, And tire the
hearer with a book of words. --Shak.

[He] entertained a coffeehouse with the following
narrative. --Addison.

With receiving your friends within and amusing them
without, you lead a good, pleasant, bustling life of
it. --Goldsmith.

5. To denote association in thought, as for comparison or

Can blazing carbuncles with her compare. --Sandys.

6. To denote simultaneous happening, or immediate succession
or consequence.

With that she told me . . . that she would hide no
truth from me. --Sir P.

With her they flourished, and with her they die.

With this he pointed to his face. --Dryden.

7. To denote having as a possession or an appendage; as, the
firmament with its stars; a bride with a large fortune.
``A maid with clean hands.'' --Shak.

Note: With and by are closely allied in many of their uses,
and it is not easy to lay down a rule by which to
distinguish their uses. See the Note under By.

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