Word definition: without

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Webster Dictionary (1913) for 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}.]
1. On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without
   doors.

         Without the gate Some drive the cars, and some the
         coursers rein.                        --Dryden.

2. Out of the limits of; out of reach of; beyond.

         Eternity, before the world and after, is without our
         reach.                                --T. Burnet.

3. 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.

         I wolde it do withouten negligence.   --Chaucer.

         Wise men will do it without a law.    --Bacon.

         Without the separation of the two monarchies, the
         most advantageous terms . . . must end in our
         destruction.                          --Addison.

         There is no living with thee nor without thee.
                                               --Tatler.

{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}.

\With*out"\, conj. Unless; except; -- introducing a clause. You will never live to my age without you keep yourselves in breath with exercise, and in heart with joyfulness. --Sir P. Sidney. Note: Now rarely used by good writers or speakers.
\With*out"\, adv. 1. On or art the outside; not on the inside; not within; outwardly; externally. Without were fightings, within were fears. --2 Cor. vii. 5. 2. Outside of the house; out of doors. The people came unto the house without. --Chaucer.