Against: noting competition, opposition, or antagonism: as, to fight with the Romans (that is, against them); to vie with each other.Noting association or connection.Harmony, agreement, or alliance: as, one color may or may not go with another; to fight with the national troops; to side or vote with the reformers.Combination or composition: as, wine mixed with water.Addition or conjunction: as, England (with Wales), Scotland, and Ireland make the United Kingdom.Communication, intercourse, or interaction.Simultaneousness.As a property, attribute, or belonging of; in the possession, care, keeping, service, or employment of: as, to leave a package with one; to be with the A. B. Manufacturing Co.Having, possessing, bearing, or characterized by: as, the boy has come with the letter; Thebes, with its grand old walls; Rome, with her seven hills.In the region, sphere, or experience of; followed by a plural, among; also, in the sight, estimation, or opinion of: as, a holy prophet with God.In respect of; in relation to; as regards; as to: as, have patience with me; what is your will with me?Like; analogously to; hence, specifically, at the same time or rate as; according to; in proportion to.By.An instrument or means: as, to write with a pen; to cut with a knife; to heal with herbs.An accessory, as of material, contents, etc.: as, a ring set with diamonds; a ship laden with cotton; a bottle filled with water.Through; on account or in consequence of; by reason of: expressing cause: as, he trembled with fear; to perish with hunger.Using; showing: in phrases of manner: as, to win with ease; to pull with a will.From: noting separation, difference, disagreement, etc.: as, he will not part with it on any account; to differ with a person; to break with old ties.With was formerly used in many idioms to denote relations now expressed rather by of, to, etc.See the verbs.Moreover.Thereupon.Synonyms With and by are so closely allied in many of their uses that it is impossible to lay down a rule by which these uses may at all times be distinguished. The same may be said, but to a less extent, of with and through.n. See withe.n. A prefix of Anglo-Saxon origin, meaning ‘against.’ It was formerly common, but of the Middle English words containing it only two remain in common use—withdraw and withhold.