a combining form of with, having a separative or opposing force: withstand; withdraw.
Is It With Regard Or With Regards?Recently a couple of readers wrote to Dictionary.com with an issue they had with one of our slideshows from a few years ago. They objected to the following sentence: “Speakers tend to use [obviously] … to emphasize their point with regards to things that aren’t necessarily obvious …” Our users told us that the phrases with regards to and in regards to are incorrect, and …
Fun With OppositesRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
- with reference to,
- with the best of them,
- with the best will in the world,
- with the exception of,
- with the gloves off,
- withdrawal symptom,
- withdrawal symptoms
Origin of with-
Middle English, Old English. See with
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019