An example of during is someone coughing the whole time a speech was being made.
- throughout the entire time of; all through: food was scarce during the war
- at some point in the entire time of; in the course of: he left during the lecture
Origin of duringMiddle English duringe, preposition , origin, originally present participle of duren, endure
- Throughout the course or duration of: suffered food shortages during the war.
- At some time in: was born during a blizzard.
Origin of duringMiddle English, from present participle of duren, to last, from Old French durer, from Latin dūrāre; see deu&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
- For all of a given time interval.
- I lived with my parents during the 1970s.
- The shop was one of the few able to stay open during the war.
- At any time or period within a given time interval.
- I lived with my parents at several points during the 1980s.
- Many of the best examples were produced during the Restoration.
- Present participle of dure.
From Middle English during, durynge, durinde, durand, durende, present participle of Middle English duren (“to last”), from Old French durer, from Latin durare. Equivalent to dure + -ing. More at dure.
- (rare) A surname.
Alteration of German Dühring or Düring