Within Definition

wĭth-ĭn, wĭth-
In or into the interior; on the inside; internally.
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Inside the body, mind, heart, etc.; inwardly.
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In the inner part of; inside.
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Not beyond in distance, time, degree, range, scope, etc.
Within a mile, within one's experience.
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Inside the limits of.
Within the law.
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In the scope or sphere of.
Acted within the law; within the medical profession.
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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.
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An inner position, place, or area.
Treachery from within.
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The inside or the interior.
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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

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