Off vs With - What's the difference?

off | with |


As adverbs the difference between off and with

is that off is in a direction away from the speaker or object while with is (midwestern us) along, together with others/group etc.

As prepositions the difference between off and with

is that off is (used to indicate movement away from a position on) while with is against.

As an adjective off

is inoperative, disabled.

As a verb off

is (slang) to kill.

As a noun with is

.

off

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • In a direction away from the speaker or object.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or
  • Into a state of non-operation; into a state of non-existence.
  • Usage notes

    * Used in many , off'' is an adverbial particle often mistakenly thought of as a preposition. (It ''can be used as a preposition, but such usage is rare and usually informal; see below.)

    Synonyms

    * away, out

    Antonyms

    * on, in

    Derived terms

    * back off * bite off * break off * bring off * call off * clean off * cut off, cutoff * die off * drop off * fall off * fuck off * get off * go off * goof off * hold off * keep off * kick off, kickoff * knock off * lay off, layoff * leave off * let off * light off * live off * make off * make off with * nod off * pay off, payoff * piss off * pull off * put off * ring off * rip off, ripoff * round off * run off, runoff * see off * set off * show off, showoff * sleep off * shake off * switch off * take off * tell off * tick off * turn off, turnoff * walk it off * wear off

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Inoperative, disabled.
  • :All the lights are off .
  • Rancid, rotten.
  • :This milk is off !
  • (cricket) In, or towards the half of the field away from the batsman's legs; the right side for a right-handed batsman.
  • Less than normal, in temperament or in result.
  • :sales are off this quarter
  • Circumstanced (as in well off'', ''better off'', ''poorly off ).
  • *
  • Started on the way.
  • :off to see the wizard
  • :And they're off ! Whatsmyname takes an early lead, with Remember The Mane behind by a nose.
  • *
  • Far; off to the side.
  • :the off horse or ox in a team, in distinction from the nigh or near horse
  • *
  • *:So this was my future home, I thought!Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
  • *1937 , (Zora Neale Hurston), Their Eyes Were Watching God , Harper Perennial (2000), p.151:
  • *:He came in, took a look and squinched down into a chair in an off corner and didn’t open his mouth.
  • Designating a time when one is not strictly attentive to business or affairs, or is absent from a post, and, hence, a time when affairs are not urgent.
  • :He took an off''' day for fishing.  an '''off''' year in politics; the '''off season
  • Antonyms

    * (inoperative) on * (rotten) fresh * (cricket) on, leg

    Derived terms

    * off to the races

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • (Used to indicate movement away from a position on)
  • I took it off''' the table.''; ''Come '''off the roof!
  • (colloquial) Out of the possession of.
  • He didn't buy it off''' him. He stole it '''off him.
  • Away from or not on.
  • He's off''' the computer, but he's still on the phone.''; ''Keep '''off the grass.
  • Disconnected or subtracted from.
  • We've been off''' the grid for three days now.''; ''He took 20% '''off the list price.
  • Distant from.
  • We're just off''' the main road.''; ''The island is 23 miles ' off the cape.
  • No longer wanting or taking.
  • He's been off''' his feed since Tuesday.''; ''He's '''off his meds again.
  • Tantalum bar 6 off 3/8" Dia × 12" — Atom, Great Britain Atomic Energy Authority, 1972
    samples submitted … 12 off Thermistors type 1K3A531 … — BSI test report for shock and vibration testing, 2000
    I'd like to re-order those printer cartridges, let's say 5-off .

    Antonyms

    *

    Derived terms

    * off-campus * off one's feed

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (slang) To kill.
  • He got in the way so I had him offed .
  • (Singapore) To switch off.
  • Can you off the light?

    Derived terms

    * off-licence, off-license, offie, offy

    with

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) with, from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete) * (obsolete contraction) * (abbreviation) *

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • Against.
  • * 1621 , , The Proceedings of the English Colony in Virginia [http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~wldciv/world_civ_reader/world_civ_reader_2/john_smith.html]
  • Many hatchets, knives, & pieces of iron, & brass, we see, which they reported to have from the Sasquesahanocks a mighty people, and mortal enemies with the Massawomecks.
  • In the company of; alongside, along side of; close to; near to.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or
  • In addition to; as an accessory to.
  • .
  • * 1590 , Sir (Philip Sidney), (w, The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia) ,
  • With that she told me that though she spake of her father, whom she named Chremes, she would hide no truth from me: ...
  • * 1697 , (Virgil), (John Dryden) (translator), '', in ''The Works of Virgil ,
  • With this he pointed to his face, and show'd
    His hand and all his habit smear'd with blood.
  • * 1861 , (Alexander Pope), The Rev. George Gilfillan (editor) The Fourth Pastoral, or Daphne'', in '' The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope ,
  • See where, on earth, the flowery glories lie,
    With' her they flourish'd, and ' with her they die.
  • * 1994 , (Stephen Fry), (The Hippopotamus) Chapter 2
  • With a bolt of fright he remembered that there was no bathroom in the Hobhouse Room. He leapt along the corridor in a panic, stopping by the long-case clock at the end where he flattened himself against the wall.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author=(Oliver Burkeman)
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=48, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= The tao of tech , passage=The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about […], or offering services that let you "stay up to date with what your friends are doing",
  • In support of.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=72-3, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= A punch in the gut , passage=Mostly, the microbiome is beneficial. It helps with digestion and enables people to extract a lot more calories from their food than would otherwise be possible. Research over the past few years, however, has implicated it in diseases from atherosclerosis to asthma to autism.}}
  • (obsolete) To denote the accomplishment of cause, means, instrument, etc; – sometimes equivalent to by.
  • * 1300s? , Political, Religious and Love Poems , “An A B C Poem on the Passion of Christ”, ed. (Frederick James Furnivall), 1866
  • Al þus with iewys I am dyth, I seme a wyrm to manus syth.
  • * , 266
  • Ysiphile, betrayed with Jasoun, / Maketh of your trouthe neyther boost ne soun;
  • * , V-ii
  • He was torn to / pieces with a bear:
  • * 1669 , (Nathaniel Morton), New England’s Memorial
  • He was sick and lame of the scurvy, so as he could but lie in the cabin-door, and give direction, and, it should seem, was badly assisted either with mate or mariners
  • Using as an instrument; by means of.
  • * 1430? , “The Love of Jesus” in Hymns to the Virgin and Christ , ed. (Frederick James Furnivall), 1867, p.26
  • Þirle my soule with þi spere anoon,
  • * 1619 , (Francis Beaumont) and (John Fletcher), A King and no King , Act IV
  • you have paid me equal, Heavens, / And sent my own rod to correct me with
  • * 1620 , (William Bradford). Of Plymouth Plantation [http://narcissus.umd.edu:8080/eada/html/display.jsp?docs=bradford_history.xml&action=show]
  • They had cut of his head upon the cudy of his boat had not the man reskued him with a sword,
  • * 1677 , (w), The plain-dealer , Prologue
  • And keep each other company in spite, / As rivals in your common mistress, fame, / And with faint praises one another damn;
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Stephen P. Lownie], [http://www.americanscientist.org/authors/detail/david-m-pelz David M. Pelz
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Stents to Prevent Stroke , passage=As we age, the major arteries of our bodies frequently become thickened with plaque, a fatty material with an oatmeal-like consistency that builds up along the inner lining of blood vessels.}}
  • (obsolete) As nourishment, more recently replaced by on.
  • * , IV-iii
  • I am fain to dine and sup with water and bran.
  • Having, owning.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Stephen P. Lownie], [http://www.americanscientist.org/authors/detail/david-m-pelz David M. Pelz
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Stents to Prevent Stroke , passage=As we age, the major arteries of our bodies frequently become thickened with plaque, a fatty material with an oatmeal-like consistency that builds up along the inner lining of blood vessels.}}
    Derived terms
    * withness * with it
    Synonyms
    * * (medicine)
    Antonyms
    * without

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (Midwestern US) along, together with others/group etc.
  • Do you want to come with?

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • * King James Bible
  • And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withs that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

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