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Definition: To do without
, 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
Without the gate
Some drive the cars, and some the coursers rein.
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
There is no living with thee nor without thee.
To do without
. See under Do
[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.
. See under Recourse
, v. i.
1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self.
They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . .
the law and commandment. -- 2 Kings
2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how
he did; how do you do to-day?
3. [Perh. a different word. OE. dugen, dowen, to avail, be of
use, AS. dugan. See Doughty
.] To succeed; to avail; to
answer the purpose; to serve; as, if no better plan can be
found, he will make this do.
You would do well to prefer a bill against all kings
and parliaments since the Conquest; and if that
won't do; challenge the crown. -- Collier.
To do by
. See under By
To do for
(a) To answer for; to serve as; to suit.
(b) To put an end to; to ruin; to baffle completely; as, a
goblet is done for when it is broken. [Colloq.]
Some folks are happy and easy in mind when their
victim is stabbed and done for. --Thackeray.
To do withal
, to help or prevent it. [Obs.] “I could not
To do without
, to get along without; to dispense with.
To have done
, to have made an end or conclusion; to have
finished; to be quit; to desist.
To have done with
, to have completed; to be through with;
to have no further concern with.
Well to do
, in easy circumstances.