What does between mean?

Definitions for between
bɪˈtwinbe·tween

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. between, betwixtadverb

    in the interval

    "dancing all the dances with little rest between"

  2. between, 'tweenadverb

    in between

    "two houses with a tree between"

Wiktionary

  1. betweenpreposition

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

  2. betweenpreposition

    Shared in confidence.

  3. betweenpreposition

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

  4. betweenpreposition

    Combined (by effort or ownership).

  5. betweenpreposition

    One of (representing a choice).

    You must choose between him and me.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Betweenprep.

    Etymology: betweonan, betwinan, Saxon; from the original word twa, two.

    What modes
    Of smell the headlong lioness between,
    And hound sagacious on the tainted green? Alexander Pope.

    He should think himself unhappy, if things should go so between them, as he should not be able to acquit himself of ingratitude towards them both. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    I ask, whether Castor and Pollux, with only one soul between them, which thinks and perceives in one what the other is never conscious of, are not two distinct persons? John Locke.

    If there be any discord or suits between them and any of the family, they are compounded and appeased. Francis Bacon, Atlantis.

    Friendship requires, that it be between two at least; and there can be no friendship where there are not two friends. South.

    Their natural constitutions put so wide a difference between some men, that art would never master. John Locke.

    Children quickly distinguish between what is required of them, and what not. John Locke.

ChatGPT

  1. between

    Between refers to the space or interval separating two or more objects, individuals, or points in a specified range or position. It implies a middle ground or position within a given range or boundary. It can also indicate a relationship or connection that exists or occurs amidst two or more entities.

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. Betweennoun

    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

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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. James Clapper:

    I think that history is replete with examples of where there have been, shall I say, communication gaps between the White House and Pentagon.

  2. Adam Sandler:

    I think the distance between those two things was good. It let me look at it differently and allowed it to be funny. I think if had happened before, The Wedding Singer would have been one seriously depressing movie.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    This order will help the Congress recruit and retain the outstanding and diverse talent that we need, as it also helps ensure parity between employees of the House of Representatives and other employees of the Federal Government.

  4. Mike Halpert:

    There is significant difference between this event and (19)97 as well as 19(82). We’re not quite sure why that is, if you look at the ocean temperatures, we know it’s warmer in the western part of the Pacific than it was during these other strong events but it’s actually a little cooler in the eastern part.

  5. Carlos Saturnino:

    Lack of efficiency in approving projects led to a backlog of around $5 billion in projects between 2015 and 2017.

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