(With*draw") v. t. [imp. Withdrew (-dr&udd"); p. p. Withdrawn (-dr&addn"); p. pr. & vb. n. Withdrawing.] [With against + draw.]

1. To take back or away, as what has been bestowed or enjoyed; to draw back; to cause to move away or retire; as, to withdraw aid, favor, capital, or the like.

Impossible it is that God should withdraw his presence from anything.

2. To take back; to recall or retract; as, to withdraw false charges.

(With*draw"), v. i. To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company. "When the sea withdrew." King Horn.

Syn. — To recede; retrograde; go back.

(With*draw"al) n. The act of withdrawing; withdrawment; retreat; retraction. Fielding.

(With*draw"er) n. One who withdraws; one who takes back, or retracts.

(With*draw"ing-room`) n. [See Withdraw, and cf. Drawing-room.] A room for retirement from another room, as from a dining room; a drawing-room.

A door in the middle leading to a parlor and withdrawing- room.
Sir W. Scott.

(With*draw"ment) n. The act of withdrawing; withdrawal. W. Belsham.

(Withe) n. [OE. withe. . See Withy, n.] [Written also with.]

1. A flexible, slender twig or branch used as a band; a willow or osier twig; a withy.

2. A band consisting of a twig twisted.

3. (Naut.) An iron attachment on one end of a mast or boom, with a ring, through which another mast or boom is rigged out and secured; a wythe. R. H. Dana, Jr.

4. (Arch.) A partition between flues in a chimney.

(Withe), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Withed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Withing.] To bind or fasten with withes.

You shall see him withed, and haltered, and staked, and baited to death.
Bp. Hall.

(With"er) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Withered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Withering.] [OE. wideren; probably the same word as wederen to weather (see Weather, v. & n.); or cf. G. verwittern to decay, to be weather- beaten, Lith. vysti to wither.]

1. To fade; to lose freshness; to become sapless; to become sapless; to dry or shrivel up.

Shall he hot pull up the roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, that it wither?
Ezek. xvii. 9.

2. To lose or want animal moisture; to waste; to pin away, as animal bodies.

This is man, old, wrinkled, faded, withered.

There was a man which had his hand withered.
Matt. xii. 10.

Now warm in love, now with'ring in the grave.

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