During Definition

do͝orĭng, dyo͝or-
Throughout the entire time of; all through.
Food was scarce during the war.
Webster's New World
At some point in the entire time of; in the course of.
He left during the lecture.
Webster's New World

Present participle of dure.


(rare) A surname​.


Origin of During

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from present participle of duren to last from Old French durer from Latin dūrāre deuə- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Alteration of German Dühring or Düring

    From Wiktionary

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