Withal meaning

wĭth-ôl, wĭth-
In addition; besides.
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Despite that; notwithstanding.
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With that; therewith.
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With.
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(archaic) Synonym for with, appearing at the end of a clause or sentence, after the object.

A knife is good to cut things withal.

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(archaic) All things considered; nevertheless; besides.
  • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, The Celebrity.
    Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. [...] A silver snaffle on a heavy leather watch guard which connected the pockets of his corduroy waistcoat, together with a huge gold stirrup in his Ascot tie, sufficiently proclaimed his tastes. [...] But withal there was a perceptible acumen about the man which was puzzling in the extreme.

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Despite that; nevertheless.
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Therewith.
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With. Used especially at the end of a question or a relative clause.
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In addition; besides.
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Origin of withal

  • Middle English with with with al all all

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition