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English

Etymology

Late Old English wiþūtan. Cf. [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] mittaus (mit lit. "with" + aus lit. "out" )

Pronunciation

Adverb

without

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) outside, externally
    • 1904: I knew that someone had entered the house cautiously from without. — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez’ (Norton 2005, p.1100)

Preposition

without

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Outside of, beyond
    The snow was swirling without the cottage, but it was warm within.
    Life goes on within you and without you. - George Harrison - Sgt Pepper
  2. Not having, containing, characteristic of, etc.; abbreviation: w/o; compare w/ for with.
    It was a mistake to leave my house without a coat.
    Life goes on within you and without you. - George Harrison - Sgt Pepper

Synonyms

Antonyms

outside

not having

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