Between

Definition of Between

Be`tween´
prep.1.In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia.
2.Used in expressing motion from one body or place to another; from one to another of two.
If things should go so between them.
- Bacon.
3.Belonging in common to two; shared by both.
Castor and Pollux with only one soul between them.
- Locke.
4.Belonging to, or participated in by, two, and involving reciprocal action or affecting their mutual relation; as, opposition between science and religion.
An intestine struggle, open or secret, between authority and liberty.
- Hume.
5.With relation to two, as involved in an act or attribute of which another is the agent or subject; as, to judge between or to choose between courses; to distinguish between you and me; to mediate between nations.
6.In intermediate relation to, in respect to time, quantity, or degree; as, between nine and ten o'clock.
Between decks
the space, or in the space, between the decks of a vessel.
Between ourselves
in confidence; with the understanding that the matter is not to be communicated to others.
I . . . hope that between public business, improving studies, and domestic pleasures, neither melancholy nor caprice will find any place for entrance.
- Johnson.
n.1.Intermediate time or space; interval.

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