Within definition

wĭth-ĭn, wĭth-
In the inner part or parts of; inside.

The streets within the city; resentment seething within him.

preposition
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Inside the mind, heart, or soul; inwardly.

The fear that lies within.

adverb
3
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Not beyond in distance, time, degree, range, scope, etc.

Within a mile, within one's experience.

preposition
2
0
Inside the limits of.

Within the law.

preposition
2
0
In or into the interior; on the inside; internally.
adverb
1
0
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Indoors.
adverb
1
0
Inside the body, mind, heart, etc.; inwardly.
adverb
1
0
In the inner part of; inside.
preposition
1
0
In or into the inner part; inside.
adverb
3
3
An inner position, place, or area.

Treachery from within.

noun
2
2
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Within is defined as inside, indoors or not beyond a certain limit.

An example of within is milk being inside the refrigerator.

adverb
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Not exceeding the limits or extent of in distance or time.

Got within ten miles of home; stayed within earshot; arrived within two days.

preposition
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Not exceeding the fixed limits of; not beyond.

Lived within her income.

preposition
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In the scope or sphere of.

Acted within the law; within the medical profession.

preposition
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Used to indicate a range to be covered or an amount necessary before something can happen.

The team has pulled to within three points and can tie the game with a field goal.

preposition
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Indicates spatial enclosure or containment.

Within his hearing; within her studio.

preposition
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Indicates figurative inclusion within the scope of.

Within five seconds of breaking the record; within an inch of falling overboard.

preposition
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Before the specified duration ends.

Leave here within three days.

preposition
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In or into the interior; inside.
adverb
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The inside or the interior.
noun
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1
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Origin of within

  • Middle English withinne from Old English withinnan with with with innan from within (from in in in1)

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

  • Old English wiþinnan. More at with- +"Ž in.

    From Wiktionary