prepositions starting with W
While (prep.) Until; till.
With (prep.) With denotes or expresses some situation or relation of nearness, proximity, association, connection, or the like.
With (prep.) To denote a close or direct relation of opposition or hostility; -- equivalent to against.
With (prep.) To denote association in respect of situation or environment; hence, among; in the company of.
With (prep.) To denote a connection of friendship, support, alliance, assistance, countenance, etc.; hence, on the side of.
With (prep.) To denote the accomplishment of cause, means, instrument, etc; -- sometimes equivalent to by.
With (prep.) To denote association in thought, as for comparison or contrast.
With (prep.) To denote simultaneous happening, or immediate succession or consequence.
With (prep.) To denote having as a possession or an appendage; as, the firmament with its stars; a bride with a large fortune.
Withal (prep.) With; -- put after its object, at the end of sentence or clause in which it stands.
Withers (prep.) The ridge between the shoulder bones of a horse, at the base of the neck. See Illust. of Horse.
Within (prep.) In the inner or interior part of; inside of; not without; as, within doors.
Within (prep.) In the limits or compass of; not further in length than; as, within five miles; not longer in time than; as, within an hour; not exceeding in quantity; as, expenses kept within one's income.
Within (prep.) Hence, inside the limits, reach, or influence of; not going outside of; not beyond, overstepping, exceeding, or the like.
Without (prep.) On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without doors.
Without (prep.) Out of the limits of; out of reach of; beyond.
Without (prep.) 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.
Withouten (prep.) Without.
Withstand (prep.) To stand against; to oppose; to resist, either with physical or moral force; as, to withstand an attack of troops; to withstand eloquence or arguments.
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