with
Pronunciation
  • (Australia) IPA: /wɪθ/, /wɪð/
  • (GA, CA) IPA: /wɪθ/, /wɪð/
  • (New Zealand) IPA: /wɘð/, /wɘθ/
  • (British) IPA: /wɪð/, /wɪθ/
    • (Yorkshire) IPA: /wɪi/
prevocalic
  • (British) IPA: /wɪð/
  • (AU) IPA: /wɪθ/, /wɪð/
  • (America, CA) IPA: /wɪθ/

Preposition
  1. Against.
    He picked a fight with the class bully.
    • 1621, John Smith, The Proceedings of the English Colony in Virginia [https://web.archive.org/web/20060110010005/http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~wldciv/world_civ_reader/world_civ_reader_2/john_smith.html]
      Many hatchets, knives, & pieces of iron, & brass, we see, which they reported to have from the Sasquesahanocks a mighty people, and mortal enemies with the Massawomecks.
  2. In the company of; alongside, close to; near to.
    He went with his friends.
  3. In addition to; as an accessory to.
    She owns a motorcycle with a sidecar.
  4. Used to indicate simultaneous happening, or immediate succession or consequence.
    Jim was listening to Bach with his eyes closed.
    With a heavy sigh, she looked around the empty room.
    With tears in their eyes, they confessed to their friend.
    With their reputation on the line, they decided to fire their PR team.
    • 1590, Sir Philip Sidney, The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia,
      With that she told me that though she spake of her father, whom she named Chremes, she would hide no truth from me: […]
    • 1697, Virgil, John Dryden (translator), Aeneid, in The Works of Virgil,
      With this he pointed to his face, and show'd
      His hand and all his habit smear'd with blood.
    • 1861, Alexander Pope, The Rev. George Gilfillan (editor) The Fourth Pastoral, or Daphne, in [https://web.archive.org/web/20080927161731/http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/8pop110.txt The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope],
      See where, on earth, the flowery glories lie,
      With her they flourish'd, and with her they die.
    • 1994, Stephen Fry, The Hippopotamus Chapter 2
      With a bolt of fright he remembered that there was no bathroom in the Hobhouse Room. He leapt along the corridor in a panic, stopping by the long-case clock at the end where he flattened himself against the wall.
  5. In support of. attention en
    We are with you all the way.
  6. In regard to.
    There are a number of problems with your plan.
    What on Earth is wrong with my keyboard?
    He was pleased with the outcome.
    I'm upset with my father.
  7. (obsolete) To denote the accomplishment of cause, means, instrument, etc; – sometimes equivalent to by.
    slain with robbers
    • 1300s?, Political, Religious and Love Poems, “An A B C Poem on the Passion of Christ”, ed. Frederick James Furnivall, 1866
      Al þus with iewys I am dyth, I seme a wyrm to manus syth.
    • c. 1386–1388, Geffray Chaucer [i.e., Geoffrey Chaucer], “The Legende of Good Women: The Prologue”, in [William Thynne], editor, The Workes of Geffray Chaucer Newlye Printed, […], [London]: Printed by [Richard Grafton for] Iohn Reynes […], published 1542, OCLC 932884868 ↗, folio ccxvii, verso ↗, column 2:
      Hypſiphile, betrayed with Jaſoun, / Maketh of your trouth neyther boſte ne ſoun
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    • c. 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The VVinters Tale”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene ii]:
      He was torn to / pieces with a bear:
    • 1669, Nathaniel Morton, New England’s Memorial
      He was sick and lame of the scurvy, so as he could but lie in the cabin-door, and give direction, and, it should seem, was badly assisted either with mate or mariners
  8. Using as an instrument; by means of.
    cut with a knife
    I water my plants with this watering can. This is the watering can I water my plants with.
    Find what you want instantly with our search engine.
    They dismissed the meeting with a wave of their hand.
    Speak with a confident voice.
    • 1430?, “The Love of Jesus” in Hymns to the Virgin and Christ, ed. Frederick James Furnivall, 1867, p.26
      Þirle my soule with þi spere anoon,
    • 1619, Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, A King and no King, Act IV
      you have paid me equal, Heavens, / And sent my own rod to correct me with
    • 1620, William Bradford. Of Plymouth Plantation [http://narcissus.umd.edu:8080/eada/html/display.jsp?docs=bradford_history.xml&action=show]
      They had cut of his head upon the cudy of his boat had not the man reskued him with a sword,
    • 1677, , The plain-dealer, Prologue
      And keep each other company in spite, / As rivals in your common mistress, fame, / And with faint praises one another damn;
  9. (obsolete) Using as nourishment; more recently replaced by on.
    • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “Measvre for Measure”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene iii]:
      I am fain to dine and sup with water and bran.
  10. Having, owning.
    It was small and bumpy, with a tinge of orange.
  11. Affected by (a certain emotion or condition).
    Speak with confidence.
    He spoke with sadness in his voice.
    The sailors were infected with malaria.
  12. Prompted by (a certain emotion).
    overcome with happiness
    green with envy; flushed with success
Synonyms
  • w/
  • c̄ (medicine)
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Adverb

with (not comparable)

  1. (US) Along, together with others, in a group, etc.
    Do you want to come with?

Noun

with (plural withs)

  1. Alternative form of withe
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Judges 16:7 ↗:
      And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withs that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.



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