An example of between is the space located in the middle of two people standing next to each other.
Between you and me, he is not qualified.
Choose between riding and walking.
They divided it between them.
A bond between friends, the difference between right and wrong.
A railroad between the two cities.
Between the house and the garage.
Between blue and green.
The road runs between here and there.
Let's keep this matter between us.
Choose between love and duty.
He's between jobs right now. The shuttle runs between the town and the airport.
Between us all, we shall succeed. We've only got £5 between us.
Between the leaky taps and the peeling wallpaper, there isn't much about this house to appeal to a buyer.
You must choose between him and me.
Some colour-blind people can't distinguish between red and green.
An agreement between workers and management; a certain resemblance between the two stories.
- In an intermediate situation:.My roommates disagreed and I was caught in between.
- During an intervening period; in the meantime:.Has written several books and teaches in between times.
- In confidence; as a secret.
- In an intermediate position.
- In the midst of.
Origin of between
- Middle English bitwene from Old English betwēonum dwo- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English betwene, from Old English betwēonan, betwēonum (“between, among, amid, in the midst, meanwhile”, dative plural, literally “by the two, near both”), from Proto-Germanic *bi- (“be-”), *twihnaz (“two each”), corresponding to be- + twain. Cognate with Scots between (“between”), Scots atween (“between”), Gothic (tweihnai, “two each”), Old English betweohs (“between”), Old English twinn (“double, twofold”). More at betwixt, twin.