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. Andrew Robb:

    I think the momentum is there to conclude and I feel the window is open in the first half of this year to make it happen, given the transformational benefits the TPP presents in terms of supporting growth, jobs and the enhanced flow of trade and investment between countries representing 40 per cent of global GDP, I think the negotiating parties have an obligation to our countries to do what we can to bring this to a conclusion.

  2. Michael Vatikiotis:

    This all points to the need for establishing agreed protocols for ensuring clear and effective communications between civilian and maritime law enforcement vessels of different countries operating in the area.

  3. Kelsie Bryant:

    I’m kind of caught between Bernie Sanders and Hillary.

  4. Maurizio Savini:

    Our life is characterized by a constant dialogue between our self and consumption-- consumption as biological waste, of ourselves and others, but also the trivial destruction of products.

  5. Henry Kissinger:

    The real distinction is between those who adapt their purposes to reality and those who seek to mold reality in the light of their purposes.

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