in the interval
"dancing all the dances with little rest between"
"two houses with a tree between"
In the position or interval that separates (two things), or intermediate in quantity or degree. (See the Usage notes below.)
Shared in confidence.
In transit from (one to the other, or connecting places).
Combined (by effort or ownership).
One of (representing a choice).
You must choose between him and me.
Origin: From betwene, from betweonan, betweonum, from bi-, corresponding to . Cognate with between, atween, 03440345033403390337033D03300339, betweohs, twinn. More at betwixt, twin.
in the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia
used in expressing motion from one body or place to another; from one to another of two
belonging in common to two; shared by both
belonging to, or participated in by, two, and involving reciprocal action or affecting their mutual relation; as, opposition between science and religion
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
in intermediate relation to, in respect to time, quantity, or degree; as, between nine and ten o'clock
intermediate time or space; interval
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
be-twēn′, Betwixt, be-twikst′, prep. in the middle of two, of space, time, or degree: in the middle or intermediate space, to defend or separate: expressing reciprocal relation from one to another: by the joint action of two or more persons.—ns. Between′-decks, the space between any two decks of a ship; Between′ity (rare), state of being between.—prep. Between′-whiles, at intervals.—Between ourselves, in confidence; Betwixt and between, in a middling position.—To go between, to act as a mediator. [A.S. betwéonum betweónan—be, and twegen, twa, two, twain.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'between' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #96
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'between' in Written Corpus Frequency: #303
The numerical value of between in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of between in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There can be no real fight between a tiger and a chicken; between the love and the man; between the strong and the weak!
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.
The Trustees have always believed that such loans must continue between museums in spite of political disagreements between governments, it is a position energetically shared by our counterparts in Russia.
This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects or different civilizations, this is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it. This is a battle between good and evil.
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Translations for between
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- между́, между, помеждуBulgarian
- entreCatalan, Valencian
- mellem, imellemDanish
- بین, میانPersian
- keskellä, kesken, välissä, välillä, yhteensä, väliltäFinnish
- millum, ímillumFaroese
- tuskenWestern Frisian
- á milliIcelandic
- fra, traItalian
- 가운데, 사이Korean
- tëschentLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- starp, vidūLatvian
- по́меѓу, ме́ѓу, за́едно, и́змеѓуMacedonian
- di antara, antaraMalay
- tussen, onder ons gezegd en gezwegen, onderDutch
- między, pomiędzyPolish
- ме́жду, среди́, сумма́рно, меж, посреди́, на всех, вме́сте, всего́Russian
- među, и̏змеђу, ȉzmeđu, ме̏ђу, међуSerbo-Croatian
- giưa, ở giữaVietnamese
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