between Meaning, Definition & Usage
adverb in the interval
- dancing all the dances with little rest between
adverb in between
- two houses with a tree between
In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is. betweenBoston and Philadelphia
Used in expressing motion from one body or place to another; from one to another of two.
If things should go so between them. Bacon.
Belonging in common to two; shared by both.
Castor and Pollux with only one soul between them. Locke.
Belonging to, or participated in by, two, and involving reciprocal action or affecting their mutual relation; as, opposition. betweenscience and religion
An intestine struggle, open or secret, between authority and liberty. Hume.
With relation to two, as involved in an act or attribute of which another is the agent or subject; as, to judge betweenor to choose betweencourses; to distinguish betweenyou and me; to mediate betweennations.
In intermediate relation to, in respect to time, quantity, or degree; as,. betweennine and ten o'clock Syn. -- Between, Among. Between etymologically indicates only two; as, a quarrel between two men or two nations; to be between two fires, etc. It is however extended to more than two in expressing a certain relation.
I . . . hope that between public business, improving studies, and domestic pleasures, neither melancholy nor caprice will find any place for entrance. Johnson.Among implies a mass or collection of things or persons, and always supposes more than two; as, the prize money was equally divided among the ship's crew.
Intermediate time or space; interval.Poetic & R. Shak.