What does BETWEEN mean?

BETWEEN meaning in General Dictionary

Intermediate time or room interval

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  • into the space which distinguishes betwixt as ny is between Boston and Philadelphia
  • inside interval
  • among
  • in space which distinguishes; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia.
  • Used in articulating movement from a single human anatomy or place to another; from one to a different of two.
  • Belonging in accordance to two; shared by both.
  • Belonging to, or participated in by, two, and concerning reciprocal activity or impacting their particular mutual relation; since, opposition between research and religion.
  • With reference to two, as tangled up in an act oru000du000a characteristic of which another is the broker or subject; since, to guageu000du000a between or even choose from classes; to differentiate between both you andu000du000a myself; to mediate between countries.
  • In intermediate relation to, according to time, amount, or degree; because, between nine and ten o'clock.
  • Intermediate time or area; period.

BETWEEN meaning in Law Dictionary

a measure or Indication of length, this word has the effectation of excluding both termini. Revere v. Leonard, 1 Mass. 93; State v. Godfrey, 12 Me. 300. See Morris & E. R. Co. v. Central R. Co., 31 N. J. Law, 212. If an act is to be done "between" two specific days, it should be carried out before the commencement of this latter-day. In processing the full time in such a case, the days known as can be excluded. Richardson v. Ford, 14 111. 333; Bunce v. Reed, 16 Barb. (N. Y.) 352. In case of a devise to A. and B. "between all of them," these terms generate a tenancy in keeping. Lashbrook v. Cock, 2 Mer. 70.


BETWEEN meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English betweonum "between, among, by turns," Mercian betwinum, from bi- "by" (see be-) + tweonum dative plural of *tweon "two each" (compare Gothic tweih-nai "two each"). Between a rock and a difficult spot is from 1940s, originally cowboy slang. Between-whiles is from 1670s.


BETWEEN meaning in General Dictionary

(prep.) In the area which separates; betwixt; because, nyc is between Boston and Philadelphia.

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  • (prep.) Found in expressing movement from a single human anatomy or place to another; from a single to some other of two.
  • (prep.) Belonging in accordance to two; provided by both.
  • (prep.) Owned by, or took part in by, two, and involving mutual action or affecting their mutual connection; as, resistance between research and faith.
  • (prep.) With relation to two, as involved in an act or characteristic of which another is the representative or subject; because, to judge between or even to choose between classes; to tell apart between all of us; to mediate between countries.
  • (prep.) In intermediate reference to, in respect to time, amount, or degree; since, between nine and ten o'clock.
  • (letter.) Intermediate time or space; interval.

Sentence Examples with the word BETWEEN

Dupont, however, made various alterations in the text, in order to bring it more into accordance with Quesnay's doctrines, which led to a coolness between him and Turgot (see G.

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