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Silences between movements are employed only in order to bring the opposing duo to the fore.
Elliott Carter

Meaning of "between" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BETWEEN

Old English betwēonum; related to Gothic tweihnai two together.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BETWEEN

between  [bɪˈtwiːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BETWEEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Between can act as an adverb and a preposition.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

The preposition is an invariable grammatical category, that has no meaning itself and which serves to link or relate terms.

WHAT DOES BETWEEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of between in the English dictionary

The first definition of between in the dictionary is at a point or in a region intermediate to two other points in space, times, degrees, etc. Other definition of between is in combination; together. Between is also confined or restricted to.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BETWEEN


atween
əˈtwiːn
chloroquine
ˈklɔːrəʊˌkwiːn
cotquean
ˈkɒtˌkwiːn
McQueen
məˈkwiːn
mefloquine
ˈmɛfləʊˌkwiːn
misween
ˌmɪsˈwiːn
overween
ˌəʊvəˈwiːn
primaquine
ˈpraɪməˌkwiːn
quean
kwiːn
queen
kwiːn
Salween
ˈsælwiːn
totaquine
ˈtəʊtəˌkwiːn
unqueen
ʌnˈkwiːn
wean
wiːn
ween
wiːn
wheen
wiːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BETWEEN

bettong
bettor
betty
betulaceous
betumbled
between a rock and a hard place
between Scylla and Charybdis
between the devil and the deep blue sea
between wind and water
between you and me and the bedpost
between you, me, and the gatepost
between-subjects design
betweenbrain
betweenity
betweenness
betweentime
betweentimes
betweenwhiles
betwixt
betwixt and between

WORDS THAT END LIKE BETWEEN

betwixt and between
come between
evergreen
few and far between
fifteen
go-between
green
Halloween
has-been
in between
in-between
Kathleen
keen
nothing to choose between
screen
seen
teen
the screen
the silver screen
touch screen

Synonyms and antonyms of between in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BETWEEN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «between» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of between

Translation of «between» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BETWEEN

Find out the translation of between to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of between from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «between» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在...之间
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

entre
570 millions of speakers

English

between
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

के बीच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَيْـنَ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

между
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

entre
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মধ্যে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

entre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Antara
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zwischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

・・・の間に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사이에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Antarane
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ở giữa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இடையே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दरम्यान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

arasında
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tra, fra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

między
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

між
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

între
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μεταξύ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tussen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mellan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mellom
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of between

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BETWEEN»

The term «between» is very widely used and occupies the 873 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of between
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «between».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BETWEEN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «between» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «between» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about between

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10 QUOTES WITH «BETWEEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word between.
1
Michael Apted
Now that I can edit the whole thing on AVID and edit the whole thing on tape, maybe I will do the next digitally, because maybe the quality will become less obvious between tape and film.
2
Kenneth Baker
It was always said that the big distinction between the French and the English is that the English are intelligent and the French are intellectual.
3
Ehud Barak
There is a thin line between peace of the brave and peace of the hostage... between compromise - even calculated risk - and irresponsibility and capitulation.
4
Walter Benjamin
The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.
5
Candice Bergen
Beauty set up distance between other people and me. It warped their behavior.
6
Jane Birkin
My distinguishing feature is the gap between my teeth. I had to wear a brace because my teeth used to stick out like guns from a fortress.
7
John Blair
I much preferred the approach at the anarchist camp, with its shared tasks and collective responsibilities. Everyone played their part. There was no division between workers and consumers.
8
Suzanne Bonamici
Between floor votes, hearings and meetings, a typical week in Washington is about 70 hours. And back in the district, it's about 60 hours, a lot of which is spent with constituents.
9
Lorraine Bracco
The truth in acting is that we are all hired help. We are a commodity. There is no difference between being an actor and pork bellies.
10
Elliott Carter
Silences between movements are employed only in order to bring the opposing duo to the fore.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BETWEEN»

Discover the use of between in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to between and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
THE RACE BETWEEN EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY
This book provides a careful historical analysis of the co-evolution of educational attainment and the wage structure in the United States through the twentieth century.
Claudia Dale Goldin, Lawrence F. Katz, 2008
2
Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire
At the time of its first appearance in 1985 Between Men was viewed as an important intervention into Feminist as well as Gay and Lesbian studies.
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, 1985
3
Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian ...
Through a close examination of literature, memoirs, letters, domestic magazines, and political debates, Marcus reveals how relationships between women were a crucial component of femininity.
Sharon Marcus, 2009
4
Between
Critically acclaimed author Jessica Warman brings readers along on a roller-coaster ride of a mystery, one that is also a heartbreaking character study, a touching romance, and ultimately a hopeful tale of redemption, love, and letting go.
Jessica Warman, 2011
5
Space Between Words: The Origins of Silent Reading
. . . Paleographic studies rarely command wide audiences, but Saenger tells so important a story that Space Between Words will interest all who are concerned with the history of reading or the book.
Paul Saenger, 1997
6
Communication Between Cultures
Packed with the latest research and filled with numerous, compelling examples that force students to examine their own assumptions and cultural biases, this book helps students understand the subtle and profound ways culture affects ...
Larry Samovar, Richard Porter, Edwin McDaniel, 2009
7
Between Shades of Gray
"Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both.
Ruta Sepetys, 2011
8
The Power of the Between: An Anthropological Odyssey
Graced with Stoller’s trademark humor and narrative elegance, The Power of the Between is both the story of a distinguished career and a profound meditation on coming to terms with the impermanence of all things.
Paul Stoller, 2009
9
Between Man and Man
Including some of his most famous writings, such as the masterful What is Man?, this enlightening work challenges each reader to reassess their encounter with the world that surrounds them.
Martin Buber, 2002
10
Between Cross and Resurrection: A Theology of Holy Saturday
While writing this book Lewis experienced his own Holy Saturday in suffering from and finally succumbing to cancer. He considered Between Cross and Resurrection to be the culmination of his life's work.
Alan E. Lewis, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BETWEEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term between is used in the context of the following news items.
1
How companies like Google, Facebook are trying to bridge gap …
Now several companies, including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, are trying to bridge the gap between mobile browsing and desktop ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
2
Between empty-nesters and millennials, furniture resellers see …
“Most of my clientele is between 25 and 42, and a lot of them are first-time home buyers,” she said. “They don't have a lot of room or money, so I ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
3
IMF caught in delicate position between Greece and EU
WASHINGTON - Hated in Athens and brushed off by the Europeans, the International Monetary Fund approaches the next round of ... «AsiaOne, Jul 15»
4
'The Bachelorette': Things Get Incredibly Tense Between Shawn …
As previewed before the episode, Kaitlyn sat down with Shawn Booth, one of the contestants she's gotten close with -- at one point telling him ... «Entertainment Tonight, Jul 15»
5
There is a third way universities could take, between state and market
This is what happened when the former distinction between universities and polytechnics was introduced, only to be abandoned 25 years ago. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
6
Link between Viagra and melanoma weaker than thought
New research suggests the link between erectile-dysfunction drugs and melanoma is weaker than previously thought. Last year, a Harvard ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
7
Plan calls for bridging the gap between Kansas City Crossroads and …
As much as the Jazz District could use some of that Crossroads energy, little back-and-forth flows between the two downtown Kansas City ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
8
Share “White House report shows big difference...”
There are also major proficiency gaps between white and black students and between white and Hispanic students, according to results ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»
9
Confederate flag debate between protesters ends with hug
One of the latest clashes between those for the removal of the flag and those who want it to remain ended - with a hug. Watch this video to see ... «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»
10
Giving Some Rope: A Brief History Of Tensions Between Politicians …
Hillary Clinton's campaign took the term "wrangling the press" to a whole new level this weekend when it literally used a rope to control ... «NPR, Jul 15»

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