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Definition of "between" []

  • In or through the position or interval separating: between the trees; between 11 o'clock and 12 o'clock. (preposition)
  • Intermediate to, as in quantity, amount, or degree: It costs between 15 and 20 dollars. (preposition)
  • Usage Problem Connecting spatially: a railroad between the two cities. (preposition)
  • Usage Problem Associating or uniting in a reciprocal action or relationship: an agreement between workers and management; a certain resemblance between the two stories. (preposition)
  • In confidence restricted to: Between you and me, he is not qualified. (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "between" in a sentence
  • "It's just that there are a lot of us for whom the two are related in various ways, and a lot of those very people have been hugely influental in shaping *both* the slash community and the queer fannish community, so that there's a constant flow of ideas and dialogue between the two that can even obscure the fact that it's a conversation *between* rather than a conversation *among* or *within."
  • "Even the shiate themselves they have now war between major factions with regard who really represents the Shiate..between Al Hakeen and Al-Sader…If we begin to underdstand this we are closer to find a solution..but if just think it is just a religious war..we might not be able to solve the problem in Iraq….the closer we find a formula of power sharing..the faster the problems we have in Iraq will be solved…"
  • "It was all a trick to keep us running around in circles between Marmion and Wapaug, while Grady and his gang held up the train _between Marmion and Grove Junction!"