- An example of with is when you and Tim go to the store together.
- An example of with is when maturity comes at the same time as advanced age comes.
- An example of with is when you go along in the same direction as the crowd.
- An example of with is when steak and eggs are served together.
- An example of with is when you cut wood using a saw.
- in opposition to or competition facing; against: to argue with a friend, to vie with the champions
- alongside of; near to
- in the company of
- into; among: mix blue with yellow
- as an associate, or companion, of: to play golf with one's son
- as a member of: playing with a string quartet
- working for, serving under, etc.: having been with the firm for 20 years
- in some relation to or toward; about: pleased with her gift
- regarding; concerning: with him, life is always a struggle
- in the same terms as; compared to; contrasted to: having equal standing with the others
- as well as, as completely as, etc.: able to field a ball with the best
- of the same opinions, beliefs, etc. as: I'm with you there
- in support of; on the side of: voting with the Tories
- in the opinion of; in the opinion held by: my decision is all right with her
- as a result of; because of: faint with hunger
- by means of; using: to stir with a spoon, to play tennis with a new racket
- by the use, presence, etc. of; by: filled with air
- accompanied by, attended by, circumstanced by, etc.: enter with confidence
- having received: with your permission, he'll go
- having as a possession, attribute, accouterment, etc.; bearing, wearing, or owning: the man with brown hair
- showing or exhibiting: to play with skill
- in the keeping, care, etc. of: the children were left with the baby sitter
- added to: those, with the ones we have, will be enough
- including: with the stepchildren, the family numbers ten
- in spite of; notwithstanding: often followed by all: with all his boasting, he is a coward
- at the same time as: to rise with the chickens
- in the same direction as: to travel with the sun
- in the same degree as; in proportion to: wages that vary with skill
- in the course of: grief lessens with time
- to; onto: join one end with the other
- from: to part with one's gains
- following upon; after: with that remark, he left
Origin of withMiddle English from OE, origin, originally , against, in opposition to, contr. from or akin to wither, against from Indo-European an unverified form witero- ( from base an unverified form wi-, asunder, separate + comparative suffix) from source German wider, against
- away, back: withdraw
- against, from: withhold
Origin of with-Middle English from Old English from with: see with
- In the company of; accompanying: Did you go with her?
- Next to; alongside of: stood with the rabbi; sat with the family.
- a. Having as a possession, attribute, or characteristic: arrived with bad news; a man with a moustache.b. Used as a function word to indicate accompanying detail or condition: just sat there with his mouth open; a patient with a bad back.
- a. In a manner characterized by: performed with skill; spoke with enthusiasm.b. In the performance, use, or operation of: had trouble with the car.
- In the charge or keeping of: left the cat with the neighbors.
- In the opinion or estimation of: if it's all right with you.
- a. In support of; on the side of: I'm with anyone who wants to help the homeless.b. Of the same opinion or belief as: He is with us on that issue.
- In the same group or mixture as; among: planted onions with the carrots.
- In the membership or employment of: plays with a jazz band; is with a publishing company.
- a. By the means or agency of: eat with a fork; made us laugh with his jokes.b. By the presence or use of: a pillow stuffed with feathers; balloons filled with helium.
- In spite of: With all her experience, she could not get a job.
- In the same direction as: sail with the wind; flow with the river.
- At the same time as: gets up with the birds.
- a. In regard to: We are pleased with her decision. They are disgusted with the status quo.b. Used as a function word to indicate a party to an action, communicative activity, or informal agreement or settlement: played with the dog; had a talk with the class; lives with an aunt.
- In comparison or contrast to: a car identical with the one her sister just bought.
- Having received: With her permission, he left. I escaped with just a few bruises.
- a. And; plus: My books, with my brother's, make a sizable library. We had turkey with all the trimmings.b. Inclusive of; including: comes to $29.95 with postage and handling.
- In opposition to; against: wrestling with an opponent.
- As a result or consequence of: trembling with fear; sick with the flu.
- So as to be touching or joined to: coupled the first car with the second; linked arms with their partners.
- So as to be free of or separated from: parted with her husband.
- In the course of: We grow older with the hours.
- In proportion to: wines that improve with age.
- In relationship to: at ease with my peers.
- As well as; in favorable comparison to: She could sing with the best of them.
- According to the experience or practice of: With me, it is a question of priorities.
- Used as a function word to indicate close association: With the advent of the rockets, the Space Age began.
Origin of withMiddle English with, against, from from Old English; see wi- in Indo-European roots.
Usage Note: When the subject of a sentence is followed by a noun or noun phrase introduced by with rather than and, the verb remains singular: The governor, with his aides, is expected to attend the fair. See Usage Note at and.
- He picked a fight with the class bully.
- In the company of; alongside, along side of; close to; near to.
- He went with his friends.
- In addition to; as an accessory to.
- She owns a motorcycle with a sidecar.
- Used to indicate simultaneous happening, or immediate succession or consequence.
- In support of.
- We are with you all the way.
- c1388, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Legend of Good Women, Balade, 266
- Ysiphile, betrayed with Jasoun, / Maketh of your trouthe neyther boost ne soun;
- 1610, William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, Act V, V-ii
- He was torn to / pieces with a bear:
- 1669, Nathaniel Morton, New England's Memorial
- He was sick and lame of the scurvy, so as he could but lie in the cabin-door, and give direction, and, it should seem, was badly assisted either with mate or mariners
- slain with robbers
- As an instrument; by means of.
- cut with a knife
- Having, owning.
- (Midwestern US) along, together with others/group etc.
- Do you want to come with?
From Middle English with, from Old English wiÃ¾ (“against, opposite, toward"), a shortened form of wiÃ¾er, from Proto-Germanic *wiÃ¾r- (“against"), from Proto-Indo-European *wi-tero- (“more apart"); from Proto-Indo-European *wi (“separation"). Cognate with German wider (“against") and wieder (“again"), Dutch weer (“again"), Danish ved (“by, near, with"), Swedish vid (“by, next to, with"). In Middle English, the word shifted to denote association rather than opposition, displacing Middle English mid (“with"), from Old English mid (“with"), which is cognate to Old-Frisian mith (“with"), Modern Frisian mei (“with"), Dutch met (“with") and German mit (“with").
- Alternative form of withe.