Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In addition; besides.
  • adverb Despite that; nevertheless.
  • adverb Archaic Therewith.
  • preposition With. Used especially at the end of a question or a relative clause.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With all; moreover; likewise; in addition; at the same time; besides; also; as well.
  • An emphatic form of with, used after the object (usually a relative) at the end of a sentence or clause.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb obsolete With this; with that.
  • adverb Archaic Together with this; likewise; at the same time; in addition; also.
  • preposition obsolete With; -- put after its object, at the end of sentence or clause in which it stands.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • preposition archaic Synonym for with, appearing at the end of a clause or sentence, after the object.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
  • adverb together with this

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English : with, with; see with + al, all; see all.]

Examples

  • There are dreadful little booths beside the path, for the sale of photographs and _immortelles_ -- I don't know what one is to do with the immortelles -- where you are offered a brush dipped in tar to write your name withal on the rocks.

    A Little Tour of France

  • And great gifts to the earl of Lyngi and a word withal he sent,

    The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs

  • And great gifts to the earl of Lyngi and a word withal he sent,

    The Story of Sigurd the Volsung

  • But before both the Bird - and Worm-men began their journey, the Empress commanded the Bearmen to view through their Telescopes what Towns and Cities those were that would not submit; and having a full information thereof, she instructed the Bird - and Bear-men what Towns they should begin withal; in the mean while she sent to all the Princes and soveraigns of those Nations, to let them know that she would give them a proof of her Power, and check their Obstinacies by burning some of their smaller Towns; and if they continued still in their Obstinate Resolutions, that she would convert their smaller Loss into a Total Ruin. she also commanded her Bird-men to make their flight at night, lest they be perceived.

    The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing-World

  • And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • O ay, easily to be spoken withal, that is, as easily as his infirmity will permit.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • The plain even at an early hour reeked with vapours distilled by the fires of the Samum: about noon, however, the air became cloudy, and nothing of colour remained, save that milky white haze, dull, but glaring withal, which is the prevailing day-tint in these regions.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: but to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.

    Mark 10.

  • And Jesus said unto them, "Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: but to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared."

    Jesus of Nazareth, A Biography, by John Mark

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  • So, once again, we see that our basic social problems are still essentially those of the ants, though built, withal, upon a more dynamic and infinitely subtler plane!

    - Caryl P. Haskins, Of Ants and Men, 1939, p. 225

    Haskins's prose becomes fervid as the book nears its climax.

    December 17, 2008

  • ...colorful binding around his jacket, scarlet edging at the bottom of his trousers; and the sunshine made him look extremely gay and neat withal, because you could see how beautifully all this patching had been done.

    -Heart of Darkness (Conrad)

    March 19, 2011