- withW1S1 [wıð, wıθ] prep[: Old English; Origin: 'against, from, with']1.) used to say that two or more people or things are together in the same place▪ I saw Bob in town with his girlfriend.▪ Put this bag with the others.▪ I always wear these shoes with this dress.▪ Mix the powder with boiling water.have/bring/take sb/sth with you▪ She had her husband with her.▪ You'd better bring your passport with you.2.) having, possessing, or carrying something▪ a tall gentleman with a grey beard▪ a book with a green cover▪ a man with a gun▪ We need someone with bright new ideas.▪ Only people with plenty of money can afford to shop here.▪ She came back with a letter in her hand.3.) using something or by means of something▪ Chop the onions with a sharp knife.▪ What will you buy with the money?▪ I amused myself with crossword puzzles.▪ a hat decorated with brightly coloured featherssee usage note ↑by14.) because of a particular feeling or physical state▪ They were trembling with fear.▪ Jack beamed with pleasure when he heard the news.▪ I was too weak with hunger to cry.▪ Mother became seriously ill with pneumonia.5.) including▪ Two nights' accommodation with breakfast and evening meal cost us just over £250.6.) used to say what covers or fills something▪ Her boots were covered with mud.▪ Fill the bowl with sugar.▪ In summer Venice is crammed with tourists.7.) used to say what an action or situation is related to▪ We have a problem with parking in this area.▪ Be careful with that glass.▪ Is there something wrong with your phone?▪ How are you getting on with your studies, David?▪ Compared with other children of the same age, Robert is very tall.8.) used to say which person or thing someone has a particular feeling or attitude towards▪ I hope you're not angry with me.▪ He thinks he's in love with Diana.▪ She's delighted with her new car.▪ Don't get too friendly with your students.9.) supporting someone or sharing their opinion→↑for▪ Some opposition MPs voted with the Government.▪ You're either with me or against me.▪ I'm with Harry all the way on this one.10.)used when talking about an action or activity to say which other person, group, or country is involved▪ Stop fighting with your brother!▪ I used to play chess with him.▪ It's a good idea to discuss the problem with a sympathetic teacher.▪ We're competing with foreign businesses.▪ Britain's trade with Japan▪ She left home after an argument with her parents.11.) used to say how someone does something or how something happens▪ He prepared everything with great care.▪ A rocket exploded with a blinding flash.▪ 'Oh, I'm not in a hurry,' I said with a smile.▪ The day starts with a great American breakfast.12.) used to say what position or state someone or something is in, or what is happening, when someone does something▪ She stood with her back to me.▪ We lay in bed with the window open.▪ She was knitting, with the television on.with sb/sth doing sth▪ We jumped into the water with bullets whizzing past our ears.13.) at the same rate as something else and because of it▪ a skill which improves with practice▪ The risk of cancer increases with the number of cigarettes you smoke.14.) because of a situation that exists▪ With John away there's more room in the house.with sth doing sth▪ I can't do my homework with all this noise going on.15.) employed by someone▪ The manager is Stuart Walker, who has been with the company since 1970.16.) used to say who is looking after something▪ I left your keys with the janitor.17.) used to say who or what someone becomes separated from▪ Joan doesn't want to part with the money.▪ a complete break with tradition18.) in the same direction as something▪ We sailed with the wind.19.) in spite of▪ With all his faults, I still like him.20.)used to show who or what a strong wish or order concerns▪ Down with school!▪ Off to bed with you!21.) be with you/meto understand what someone is telling you or explaining to you▪ Sorry, I'm not with you - which room do you mean?▪ So that's how the system works. Are you with me?22.) with it informala) wearing fashionable clothes and knowing about new ideas= ↑trendyb) able to understand clearly what is happening around you▪ I'm sorry, I'm not feeling very with it today.→↑with-it23.) with thatimmediately after doing or saying something▪ He gave a little wave and with that he was gone.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.