- 1not having or doing something; lacking or abstaining from something
- 2outside the limits of; beyond
Using without: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "without" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I can't imagine life without you.
He left without saying goodbye.
The cake was delicious even without frosting.
She managed to finish the project without any help.
The team won the game without their star player.
without Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with without
to live or do something without having something else that is usually considered necessary or desirable
I had to go without a phone for a week when I lost mine.
We'll have to do without air conditioning this summer.
I accidentally left my phone at home and had to go to work without it.
Origins of without
from Old English 'wiðutan', meaning 'outside of'
Summary: without in Brief
The preposition 'without' [wɪðˈaʊt] indicates a lack of or abstention from something, as in 'I can't imagine life without you.' It can also mean 'outside the limits of,' as in 'The team won the game without their star player.' Common phrases include 'go without,' meaning to live or do something without something else that is usually considered necessary or desirable, and 'do without,' meaning to manage without something that is usually considered necessary or desirable.