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Meaning of WITHIN

Pronunciation:  widh'in

WordNet Dictionary
[adv]  on the inside; "inside, the car is a mess"

WITHIN is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: inside
 Antonyms: outside



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \With*in"\, prep. [OE. withinne, withinnen, AS.
    wi[eth]innan; wi[eth] with, against, toward + innan in,
    inwardly, within, from in in. See {With}, prep., {In}, prep.]
    1. In the inner or interior part of; inside of; not without;
       as, within doors.
             O, unhappy youth! Come not within these doors;
             within this roof The enemy of all your graces lives.
             Till this be cured by religion, it is as impossible
             for a man to be happy -- that is, pleased and
             contented within himself -- as it is for a sick man
             to be at ease.                        --Tillotson.
    2. In the limits or compass of; not further in length than;
       as, within five miles; not longer in time than; as, within
       an hour; not exceeding in quantity; as, expenses kept
       within one's income. ``That he repair should again within
       a little while.'' --Chaucer.
             Within these five hours lived Lord Hastings,
             Untainted, unexamined, free, at liberty. --Shak.
    3. Hence, inside the limits, reach, or influence of; not
       going outside of; not beyond, overstepping, exceeding, or
       the like.
             Both he and she are still within my power. --Dryden.
             Within himself The danger lies, yet lies within his
             power.                                --Milton.
             Were every action concluded within itself, and drew
             no consequence after it, we should, undoubtedly,
             never err in our choice of good.      --Locke.
  2. \With*in"\, adv.
    1. In the inner part; inwardly; internally. ``The wound
       festers within.'' --Carew.
             Ills from within thy reason must prevent. --Dryden.
    2. In the house; in doors; as, the master is within.