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Webster 1913 Edition


Within

With-in′

,
p
rep.
[OE.
withinne
,
withinnen
, AS.
wiðinnan
;
wið
with, against, toward +
innan
in, inwardly, within, from
in
in. See
With
,
p
rep.
,
In
,
p
rep.
]
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.
Shakespeare
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.
Shakespeare
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.

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
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Within

WITHIN

, prep.
1.
In the inner part; as the space within the walls of a house; a man contented and happy within himself.
2.
In the limits or compass of; not beyond; used of place and time. The object is within my sight; within the knowledge of the present generation; within a month or a year.
3.
Not reaching to any thing external.
Were every action concluded within itself--
4.
In the compass of; not longer ago than.
Within these five hours Hastings livd untainted.
5.
Not later than; as, within five days from this time, it will be fair weather.
6.
In the reach of.
Both he and she are still within my powr.
7.
Not exceeding. Keep your expenses within your income.
8.
In the heart or confidence of. [Inelegant.]
9.
In the house; in any inclosure.

WITHIN

,
adv.
1.
In the inner part; inwardly; internally.
The wound festers within.
2.
In the mind.
Ills from within thy reason must prevent.

Definition 2022


within

within

English

Preposition

within

  1. Indicates spatial enclosure or containment.
    within his hearing;  within her studio
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows,
      The Rat [] lightly stepped into a little boat which the Mole had not observed. It was painted blue outside and white within, and was just the size for two animals; and the Mole's whole heart went out to it at once [] .
  2. Indicates figurative inclusion within the scope of.
    within five seconds of breaking the record;  within an inch of falling overboard
    • 2011, Tom Fordyce, Rugby World Cup 2011: England 12-19 France
      England struck back with a fine try from Ben Foden and closed to within seven points with three minutes left when Mark Cueto capitalised on a break from replacement Matt Banahan.
  3. Before the specified duration ends.
    Leave here within three days.
    • 2012, Christoper Zara, Tortured Artists: From Picasso and Monroe to Warhol and Winehouse, the Twisted Secrets of the World's Most Creative Minds, part 1, chapter 1, 27:
      On October 6, 1927, Warner Bros. released The Jazz Singer, the first sound-synched feature film, prompting a technological shift of unprecedented speed and unstoppable force. Within two years, nearly every studio release was a talkie.
    • 2012 June 9, Owen Phillips, BBC Sport:
      And Netherlands, backed by a typically noisy and colourful travelling support, started the second period in blistering fashion and could have had four goals within 10 minutes

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Most common English words before 1923: water · stood · large · #262: within · room · power · mother

Adverb

within (comparative more within, superlative most within)

  1. In or into the interior; inside.