between

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

John stood between Amy and Mary.

b) Shared in confidence.

Lets meet between two and three.


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  • Between — Be*tween , prep. [OE. bytwene, bitweonen, AS. betwe[ o]nan, betwe[ o]num; prefix be by + a form fr. AS. tw[=a] two, akin to Goth. tweihnai two apiece. See {Twain}, and cf. {Atween}, {Betwixt}.] 1. In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Between C & D — (1983 1990) was a Lower East Side quarterly literary magazine edited by Joel Rose and Catherine Texier. Though a geographical reference from New York City, Between C D has also been suggested to mean between coke and dope , giving an indication… …   Wikipedia

  • Between — Be*tween , n. Intermediate time or space; interval. [Poetic & R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • between — index among, intermediate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • between — betweenness, n. /bi tween /, prep. 1. in the space separating (two points, objects, etc.): between New York and Chicago. 2. intermediate to, in time, quantity, or degree: between twelve and one o clock; between 50 and 60 apples; between pink and… …   Universalium

  • between — prep. & adv. prep. 1 a at or to a point in the area or interval bounded by two or more other points in space, time, etc. (broke down between London and Dover; we must meet between now and Friday). b along the extent of such an area or interval… …   Useful english dictionary

  • between — I. preposition Etymology: Middle English betwene, preposition & adverb, from Old English betwēonum, from be + twēonum (dative plural) (akin to Gothic tweihnai two each); akin to Old English twā two Date: before 12th century 1. a. by the common… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Between Us — Infobox Film name = Between Us caption = director = Charlotte Bruus Christensen Stefan Mørk producer = Rebekah Gilbertson writer = Charlotte Bruus Christensen starring = Robert Bowman Luke Bromley Claire Cox Amanda Drew Madeline Duggan David… …   Wikipedia

  • between — We say a relationship/a connection/contact/a between two things : Police have said that there is no connection between the two murders. There are some differences between British English and American English …   Combinatory dictionary

  • between — See among. See among, between …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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