(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 Withdrew (-dr&udd"); p. p. Withdrawn (-dr&addn"); p. pr.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.Hooker.
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.Shak.
There was a man which had his hand withered.Matt. xii. 10.
Now warm in love, now with'ring in the grave.Dryden.