[with-awl, with-]


with it all; as well; besides.
in spite of all; nevertheless.
Archaic. with that; therewith.


with (used after its object).

Nearby words

  1. with the best of them,
  2. with the best will in the world,
  3. with the exception of,
  4. with the gloves off,
  5. with-,
  6. withdraw,
  7. withdrawal,
  8. withdrawal symptom,
  9. withdrawal symptoms,
  10. withdrawal syndrome

Origin of withal

1150–1200; Middle English phrase with al(le); replacing Old English mid ealle, mid eallum. See with, all

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British Dictionary definitions for withal



literary as well; likewise
literary nevertheless
archaic therewith


(postpositive) an archaic word for with

Word Origin for withal

C12: from with + all

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Word Origin and History for withal



"in addition," late 14c., from Middle English with alle (c.1200), superseding Old English mid ealle "wholly" (see with).

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