Meaning of between
Pronunciation: (bi-twēn'), [key]
- in the space separating (two points, objects, etc.): between New York and Chicago.
- intermediate to, in time, quantity, or degree: between twelve and one o'clock; between 50 and 60 apples; between pink and red.
- linking; connecting: air service between cities.
- in portions for each of (two people): splitting the profits between them.
- among: sharing the responsibilities between the five of us.
- by the dual or common action or participation of: Between us, we can finish the job in a couple of hours.
- distinguishing one from the other: He couldn't see the difference between good and bad.
- in comparing: no preference between the two wines.
- by the combined effect of.
- existing confidentially for: We'll keep this matter between the two of us.
- involving; concerning: war between nations; choice between things.
- being felt jointly or reciprocated by: the love between them.
- by joint possession of: Between them they own most of this company.
- in the midst of, so as to make a symmetrical composition: a cross argent between four bezants.
- confidentially; in trust.
- Usually,a short needle with a rounded eye and a sharp point, used for fine hand stitchery in heavy fabric.
- in the intervening space or time; in an intermediate position or relation: two windows with a door between; visits that were far between.
- I reached for the ball, but the dog got in between.
- situated in an intermediary area or on a line or imaginary line connecting two points, things, etc.
- in the way:I reached for the ball, but the dog got in between.
- between (Thesaurus)