Between Definition

bĭ-twēn
preposition
In or through the position or interval separating.
Between the trees; between 11 o'clock and 12 o'clock.
American Heritage
In or through the space that separates (two things)
Between the house and the garage.
Webster's New World
In or of the time, amount, or degree that separates (two things); intermediate to.
Between blue and green.
Webster's New World
Connecting spatially.
A railroad between the two cities.
American Heritage
That connects or relates to.
A bond between friends, the difference between right and wrong.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
awayaroundoutsideseparateaway from
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adverb
In an intermediate space, position, or function.
Webster's New World
In an intermediate time; in the interval.
Webster's New World
noun

A kind of needle, shorter than a sharp, with a small rounded eye, used for making fine stitches on heavy fabrics.

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Other Word Forms of Between

Noun

Singular:
between
Plural:
betweens

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Origin of Between

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English bitwene from Old English betwēonum dwo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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