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.
air service between cities.
in portions for each of (two people):
splitting the profits between them.
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.
no preference between the two wines.
by the combined effect of.
existing confidentially for:
We’ll keep this matter between the two of us.
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.
Heraldry. in the midst of, so as to make a symmetrical composition:
a cross argent between four bezants.
Usually, betweens. 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.
between ourselves, confidentially; in trust.
Also, between you and me, between you, me, and the post/lamppost/gatepost/etc.
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.
at a point or in a region intermediate to two other points in space, times, degrees, etc
in combination; together: between them, they saved enough money to buy a car
confined or restricted to: between you and me
indicating a reciprocal relation or comparison: an argument between a man and his wife
indicating two or more alternatives: a choice between going now and staying all night
between one specified thing and another: two houses with a garage between
between a rock and a hard place
between the lines
between you and me
between periods of work, activity, etc.: a part-time teacher who studied law betweentimes. Historical Examples The Crest of the Continent Ernest Ingersoll A Trooper Galahad Charles King adverb between other activities; during intervals
betweentimes. Historical Examples Lonesome Land B. M. Bower The Princess Elopes Harold MacGrath The God of His Fathers Jack London The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25) Robert Louis Stevenson Adventure Jack London
- Betwixt and between
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. between. betwixt and between, neither the one nor the other; in a middle or unresolved position: Not wanting to side with either her father or her mother, she was betwixt and between. preposition, adverb (archaic) another word for between betwixt and between, in an intermediate, indecisive, or middle position […]
noun a village in N Wales, in Conwy county borough, on the River Conwy: noted for its scenery. Pop: 534 (2001)