Pronunciation: (wi&thslash;-out', with-),[key] —prep. 1. with the absence, omission, or avoidance of; not with; with no or none of; lacking: without help; without shoes; without her helping me; without him to help. 2. free from; excluding: a world without hunger. 3. not accompanied by: Don't go without me. 4. at, on, or to the outside of; outside of: both within and without the house or the city. 5. beyond the compass, limits, range, or scope of (now used chiefly in opposition to within): whether within or without the law.
—adv. 1. in or into an exterior or outer place; outside.
2. outside a house, building, etc.: The carriage awaits without. 3. lacking something implied or understood: We must take this or go without. 4. as regards the outside; externally.
—n. the outside of a place, region, area, room, etc.