Without definition

wĭth-out, wĭth-
With something absent or lacking.

Had to do without.

adverb
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On the outside.

A sturdy structure within and without.

adverb
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An outer position, place, or area.

A threat to security that came from without.

noun
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(archaic) Beyond.

Without his reach.

preposition
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Without means unless.

An example of without used as a conjunction is in the sentence, "She will not get married without her father provides his blessing."

conjunction
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Not having; lacking.

A family without a car.

preposition
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Not with; lacking; not accompanied by.

A shirt without buttons, lonely without her.

preposition
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Without is defined as outside of, free from or not with.

An example of without used as an adverb is in the sentence, "Please walk down the hall without talking," which means that there is to be no talking while walking down the hall.

adverb
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At, on, to, or toward the outside or exterior of.

Standing without the door.

preposition
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Not accompanied by; in the absence of.

Volunteered without hesitation; spoke without thinking.

preposition
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On the outside; externally.
adverb
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Outside a building or place; out-of-doors.
adverb
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(now rare) At, on, to, or toward the outside of.

Throngs within and without the city walls.

preposition
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Free from.

Without fear.

preposition
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With avoidance of.

To pass by without speaking.

preposition
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(obs.) Besides.
preposition
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(now rare) The outside or the exterior.
noun
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(dial.) Unless.

They can't go, without they get permission.

conjunction
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(archaic or literary) Outside, externally.
adverb
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Lacking something.

Being from a large, poor family, he learned to live without.

adverb
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(archaic or literary) Outside of, beyond.

The snow was swirling without the cottage, but it was warm within.

preposition
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Not having, containing, characteristic of, etc.

It was a mistake to leave my house without a coat.

preposition
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Not doing or not having done something.

He likes to eat everything without sharing.

He shot without warning anyone.

preposition
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Unless, except (introducing a clause).
conjunction
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Unless.
conjunction
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1
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go without
  • to manage although lacking something implied or previously mentioned
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of without

  • Middle English withoute from Old English withūtan with with with ūtan from without (from ūt out out)

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

  • From Late Old English wiþūtan. with- +"Ž out

    From Wiktionary