Definition of With

n.1.See Withe.
prep.1.With denotes or expresses some situation or relation of nearness, proximity, association, connection, or the like.
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. 32.
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.
- Tatler.
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. 24.
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 contrast.
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. Sidney.
With her they flourished, and with her they die.
- Pope.
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.

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Witches' butter
witching hour
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With one accord
With one voice
With one's favor
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