- /wID, wIT/ preposition
1 near someone or something, or in someone's presence: I saw Bob in town with his girlfriend. | Mix the powder with boiling water.2 having, possessing, or showing a particular thing, quality or feeling: a book with a green cover | Jack beamed with pleasure when he heard the news. | complete with: The mixer comes complete with instructions and a guarantee.3 including: With a tip, the meal cost $30.4 by means of something or using it: Eat your melon with a knife and fork. | What will you buy with the money?5 used to show the idea of filling, covering, or containing something: Her boots were covered with mud. | Fill the bowl with sugar.6 concerning, or in the case of: Be careful with that glass. | Britain's trade with Japan | He's in love with you.7 supporting or liking someone or something: Some opposition MPs voted with the Government. | You're either with me or against me.8 against or opposing someone: Stop fighting with your brother! | We're competing with foreign businesses.9 in the same direction as someone or something: We sailed with the wind.10 at the same time or rate as something else: This wine improves with age.11 used when comparing two things or considering the relationship between them: Compared with other children of the same age, Robert's very tall.12 used in some expressions to show that one person or thing separates from another: Joan doesn't want to part with the money. | a complete break with tradition13 in spite of: With all his faults, I still like him.14 because of or considering the fact of: They were trembling with fear. | With John away there's more room in the house.15 used to express a strong wish or command: Down with school! | Off to bed with you!16 with it informala) dressing in fashionable clothes and knowing about new ideas: I can't get over how with it your mother is.b) lively and able to understand things: I'm sorry I'm not feeling very with it today.—see also: withit17 with you informala) understanding someone's explanation about something: I'm sorry, I'm not really with you; could you repeat what you just said.b) supporting someone by agreeing with what they say or do: I'm with Harry all the way on this one.18 with that also at that used to say that something happens immediately after something else: He gave a little wave and with that he was gone.
Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.