With*out" (?), prep. [OE. withoute, withouten, AS. wi[eth]tan; wi[eth] with, against, toward + tan outside, fr.t out. See With, prep., Out.]


On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without doors.

Without the gate Some drive the cars, and some the coursers rein. Dryden.


Out of the limits of; out of reach of; beyond.

Eternity, before the world and after, is without our reach. T. Burnet.


Not with; otherwise than with; in absence of, separation from, or destitution of; not with use or employment of; independently of; exclusively of; with omission; as, without labor; without damage.

I wolde it do withouten negligence. Chaucer.

Wise men will do it without a law. Bacon.

Without the separation of the two monarchies, the most advantageous terms . . . must end in our destruction. Addison.

There is no living with thee nor without thee. Tatler.

To do without. See under Do. -- Without day [a translation of L. sine die], without the appointment of a day to appear or assemble again; finally; as, the Fortieth Congress then adjourned without day. -- Without recourse. See under Recourse.


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With*out", conj.

Unless; except; -- introducing a clause.

You will never live to my age without you keep yourselves in breath with exercise, and in heart with joyfulness. Sir P. Sidney.

⇒ Now rarely used by good writers or speakers.


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With*out", adv.


On or art the outside; not on the inside; not within; outwardly; externally.

Without were fightings, within were fears. 2 Cor. vii. 5.


Outside of the house; out of doors.

The people came unto the house without. Chaucer.


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