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Without \With*out"\, prep. [OE. withoute, withouten, AS. wi[eth]?tan; wi[eth] with, against, toward + ?tan outside, fr. ?t out. See With, prep., Out.] [1913 Webster]
On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without doors. [1913 Webster] Without the gate Some drive the cars, and some the coursers rein. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
Out of the limits of; out of reach of; beyond. [1913 Webster] Eternity, before the world and after, is without our reach. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] I wolde it do withouten negligence. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Wise men will do it without a law. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Without the separation of the two monarchies, the most advantageous terms . . . must end in our destruction. --Addison. [1913 Webster] There is no living with thee nor without thee. --Tatler. [1913 Webster] To do without. See under Do. Without day [a translation of L. sine die], without the appointment of a day to appear or assemble again; finally; as, the Fortieth Congress then adjourned without day. Without recourse. See under Recourse. [1913 Webster]
Without \With*out"\, conj. Unless; except; -- introducing a clause. [1913 Webster] You will never live to my age without you keep yourselves in breath with exercise, and in heart with joyfulness. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] Note: Now rarely used by good writers or speakers. [1913 Webster]
Without \With*out"\, adv.
On or art the outside; not on the inside; not within; outwardly; externally. [1913 Webster] Without were fightings, within were fears. --2 Cor. vii.
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Outside of the house; out of doors. [1913 Webster] The people came unto the house without. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Moby Thesaurus

after, apparently, aside from, bar, barring, beside, besides, but, discounting, empty of, ex, except, except for, excepting, exception taken of, excluding, exclusive of, exteriorly, externally, free of, from, lacking, leaving out, less, let alone, minus, not counting, off, omitting, on the outside, on the surface, open, open air, openly, out, out of doors, out-of-doors, outside, outside of, outwardly, outwards, past, precluding, publically, sans, save, save and except, saving, superficially, than, to all appearances, unless, void of, wanting



Late Old English wiþūtan.


  • (UK&US) /wɪðˈaʊt/, /wID"aUt/
  • Hyphenation: with·out


  1. (archaic or literary) outside, externally
    • 1904: I knew that someone had entered the house cautiously from without. — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez’ (Norton 2005, p.1100)


  1. (archaic or literary) Outside of, beyond
    The snow was swirling without the cottage, but it was warm within.
    Life goes on within you and without you. - George Harrison - Sgt Pepper
  2. Not having, containing, characteristic of, etc.; abbreviation: w/o; compare w/ for with.
    It was a mistake to leave my house without a coat.
    Life goes on within you and without you. - George Harrison - Sgt Pepper


outside not having


not having
Without was the debut single from half english half italian solo singer Jack Savoretti taken from his debut album Between The Minds.
‘Without’ was the first release on De Angelis Records, the label set up by Anne Barrett. The track went onto the Radio 2 B list on the same day that Jack played his media showcase at the prestigious London club Ronnie Scott’s.

The Video

The video, filmed in Mallorca, Spain, was directed by Oscar-nominated director Bobby Garabedian and was played across the music channels through October.

Track Listing

  1. Without
  2. Apologies
  1. Without
  2. Lay You Down
  3. Weightless
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