In the position or interval that separates (two things), or intermediate in quantity or degree. (See Usage notes below.)
‘John stood between Amy and Mary.’; ‘Let's meet between two and three.’; ‘I want to buy one that costs somewhere between forty and fifty dollars.’;
Done together or reciprocally.
‘conversation between friends’;
Shared in confidence.
‘Between you and me, I think the boss is crazy.’; ‘Let's keep this between ourselves.’;
In transit from (one to the other, or connecting places).
‘He's between jobs right now.’; ‘The shuttle runs between the town and the airport.’;
Combined (by effort or ownership).
‘Between us all, we shall succeed.’; ‘We've only got £5 between us.’; ‘Between the leaky taps and the peeling wallpaper, there isn't much about this house to appeal to a buyer.’;
One of (representing a choice).
‘You must choose between him and me.’; ‘Some colour-blind people can't distinguish between red and green.’;
A kind of needle, shorter than a sharp, with a small rounded eye, used for making fine stitches on heavy fabrics.
In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia.
Used in expressing motion from one body or place to another; from one to another of two.
‘If things should go so between them.’;
Belonging in common to two; shared by both.
‘Castor and Pollux with only one soul between them.’;
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.’;
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.
In intermediate relation to, in respect to time, quantity, or degree; as, between nine and ten o'clock.
‘I . . . hope that between public business, improving studies, and domestic pleasures, neither melancholy nor caprice will find any place for entrance.’;
Intermediate time or space; interval.
in the interval;
‘dancing all the dances with little rest between’;
‘two houses with a tree between’;