dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


2 definitions found
 for To do without
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without
        doors.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Without the gate
              Some drive the cars, and some the coursers rein.
                                                    --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Out of the limits of; out of reach of; beyond.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Eternity, before the world and after, is without our
              reach.                                --T. Burnet.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              I wolde it do withouten negligence.   --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Wise men will do it without a law.    --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Without the separation of the two monarchies, the
              most advantageous terms . . . must end in our
              destruction.                          --Addison.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              There is no living with thee nor without thee.
                                                    --Tatler.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Do \Do\, v. i.
     1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . .
              the law and commandment.              -- 2 Kings
                                                    xvii. 34.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how
        he did; how do you do to-day?
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.]
            [1913 Webster]
  
                  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 do
        withal." --Shak.
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org