What does between mean?

Definitions for between
bɪˈtwinbe·tween

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. between(Preposition)

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

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

  2. between(Preposition)

    Shared in confidence.

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

  3. between(Preposition)

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

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

  4. between(Preposition)

    Combined (by effort or ownership).

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

  5. between(Preposition)

    One of (representing a choice).

    You must choose between him and me.

    Etymology: 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Between

    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 betweónanbe, and twegen, twa, two, twain.]

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

How to pronounce between?

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How to say between in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of between in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of between in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of between in a Sentence

  1. Ruben Abagyan:

    Imagine that when you get depressed, that not just one location on your forehead — which forms this frown wrinkle — but all the muscles get stressed and constricted, then there is a distributed muscle memory. By breaking that memory by basically relaxing all of them, you break the feedback between the head and the muscles in this case.

  2. David Letterman:

    Fine art and pizza delivery, what we do falls neatly in between!

  3. Jonny Kim:

    I heard about NASA and like, 'Oh, that's kind of interesting', then wonder like other than space exploration, like what you do? And, learning about the impact that NASA can have on our next generation and what Apollo did for our country. I mean, in the '60's, we were able to land a human on the moon with that technology, despite a growing race with Russia and all of the politics going on during that era: Kennedy's assassination, we were able to complete that, in that secured American preeminence in science and technology for decades to come. I certainly believe that, and the benefits we got from that are... You can't count that. In learning a little bit more about that and how astronauts have had the opportunity to represent humanity for good and bringing together countries in a way that politics and alliances cannot do. When you talk to some of the Apollo astronauts who went to the Moon, and they did their international travel, the comment, the feedback they would get from people would be 'We did it. We did it together.' It wasn't, 'You Americans did it.' It was, 'We did it and it was powerful that countries could come together and see that as a human accomplishment. So there's something about space that takes away those borders, because when you're up there, you don't see these distinct borders between countries, you just see a lot of blue and a lot of land. And, you see how fragile the planet is, So once I learned a little bit about that type of impact and that you can have a huge impact on the next generation of explorers, of scientists, of people who want to be a better version of themselves, maybe I could reach out to those kids, just like me, who are scared, tired, who don't think they can amount to anything. Who don't think they're worth anything. If I can reach out to them, and let them know that, Hey, it doesn't matter where you're from, With the right attitude, or the right hard work, if you get up every time you fail, you can amount to something and you can do positive work. You can leave a good impact, a positive mark for our world. That meant a lot to me, and that's when I put my name in the hat and wanted to be an astronaut, because it was completely consistent with my goals that I promised Mikey Monsoor, Marc Lee, Ryan job, a long list of our brothers who are not here with us today, that I would, for the rest of my life, do something to impact positive good in our world.

  4. W. H. Auden:

    Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.

  5. Maxim Behar:

    PR experts need to be brilliantly trained and prepared. That's not just good sense - there are very concrete and powerful reasons for that... We used to have between ten or twelve hours to solve a crisis. Now we don't even have ten minutes!

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