Definitions for betweenbɪˈtwin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. in the space separating:

    between New York and Chicago.

  2. intermediate to in time, quantity, or degree:

    between twelve and one o'clock.

  3. linking; connecting:

    air service between cities.

  4. in equal portions for each of:

    The couple split the profits between them.

  5. among:

    sharing responsibilities between the five of us.

  6. by the common participation of:

    Between us, we can finish the job.

  7. in the choice or contrast of:

    the difference between good and bad.

  8. by the combined effect of.

  9. existing confidentially for:

    We'll keep this between ourselves.

  10. involving; concerning:

    war between nations.

  11. (adv.)in the intervening space or time:

    visits that were far between.

Idioms for between:

  1. in between, in an intermediate place.

    Category: Idiom

* Usage: By traditional usage rules, among expresses relationship when more than two are involved and between is used for only two: to decide between tea and coffee.between , however, continues to be used, as it has been throughout its history, to express relationship of persons or things considered individually, no matter how many: Between holding public office, teaching, and raising a family, she has little free time.Between you and I, though heard occasionally in the speech of even educated persons, is usually considered incorrect. By the rules of grammar, any and all pronouns that are the object of a preposition must be in the objective case: between you and me; between her and them. The construction between each (or every ) is fully standard when the sense indicates that more than one thing is meant: Marigolds peeked between each row of vegetables.

Origin of between:

bef. 900; ME; OE betwēonan=be-be-+twēonum (, c. Go tweihnai two each


Princeton's WordNet

  1. between, betwixt(adverb)

    in the interval

    "dancing all the dances with little rest between"

  2. between, 'tween(adverb)

    in between

    "two houses with a tree between"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. between(preposition)ɪˈtwin

    in a position in the middle of two things or people

    She's standing between her sisters.; a piece of paper between two books; the state in between Massachusetts and Maine

  2. betweenɪˈtwin

    indicates the starting and ending points

    The crime happened between 3 and 4 a.m.; people between the ages of 65 and 80; the bus service between Washington and Philadelphia

  3. betweenɪˈtwin

    indicates two people or things doing sth together

    the game between the Tigers and the Rockets

  4. betweenɪˈtwin

    indicates two things being compared or related

    What's the difference between a meteor and a comet?; the relationship between the stock market and the economy

  5. betweenɪˈtwin

    indicates the way sth is divided

    He split the money 50-50 between his sons.; We divided the cake between us.

  6. betweenɪˈtwin

    indicates two choices

    I can't decide between the steak and the chicken.

  7. betweenɪˈtwin

    emphasizes sth is secret

    Between you and me, there's a big surprise tonight.

  8. between(adverb)ɪˈtwin

    indicates a place, a time, or a position in the middle of two others

    two walls with flowers growing between; Los Angeles, San Francisco and the smaller cities in between


  1. between(Preposition)

    In the position or interval that separates (two things), or intermediate in quantity or degree. (See the Usage notes below.)

  2. between(Preposition)

    Shared in confidence.

  3. between(Preposition)

    In transit from (one to the other, or connecting places).

  4. between(Preposition)

    Combined (by effort or ownership).

  5. between(Preposition)

    One of (representing a choice).

    You must choose between him and me.

  6. Origin: From betwene, from betweonan, betweonum, from bi-, corresponding to . Cognate with between, atween, 03440345033403390337033D03300339, betweohs, twinn. More at betwixt, twin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Between

    in the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia

  2. Between

    used in expressing motion from one body or place to another; from one to another of two

  3. Between

    belonging in common to two; shared by both

  4. Between

    belonging to, or participated in by, two, and involving reciprocal action or affecting their mutual relation; as, opposition between science and religion

  5. Between

    with relation to two, as involved in an act or attribute of which another is the agent or subject; as, to judge between or to choose between courses; to distinguish between you and me; to mediate between nations

  6. Between

    in intermediate relation to, in respect to time, quantity, or degree; as, between nine and ten o'clock

  7. Between(noun)

    intermediate time or space; interval

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'between' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #96

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'between' in Written Corpus Frequency: #303

Anagrams of between

  1. betwene

Translations for between

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in, to, through or across the space dividing two people, places, times etc

between the car and the pavement; between 2 o'clock and 2.30; between meals.

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