between Idioms & Phrases
adverb in the space between decks, on a ship
- the space, or in the space, between the decks of a vessel.
Between ourselves, Between you and me, Between themselves
- in confidence; with the understanding that the matter is not to be communicated to others.
Betwixt and between
- in a midway position; so-so; neither one thing nor the other. Colloq.
- with a long distance (of space or time) between; at long intervals. "The examinations are few and far between." Farrar.
noun a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
intermediator; intercessor; intermediary; mediator.
An intermediate agent; a broker; a procurer; -- usually in a disparaging sense.Shak.
adjective satellite being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series
- adolescence is an awkward in-between age
- in a mediate position
- the middle point on a line
read between the lines
verb read what is implied but not expressed on the surface
To come between
- to interverne; to separate; hence, to cause estrangement .
To get between
- to arrive between.
To go between
- to interpose or mediate between; to be a secret agent between parties; in a bad sense, to pander.
To read between the lines
- to infer something different from what is plainly indicated; to detect the real meaning as distinguished from the apparent meaning.
war between the states
noun civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865
United States Civil War; American Civil War.