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Between Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    between adv
  1. in the interval; "dancing all the dances with little rest between" [syn: betwixt]
  2. in between; "two houses with a tree between" [syn: 'tween]
Between Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Between \Be*tween"\, prep. [OE. bytwene, bitweonen, AS. betwe['o]nan, betwe['o]num; prefix be- by + a form fr. AS. tw[=a] two, akin to Goth. tweihnai two apiece. See Twain, and cf. Atween, Betwixt.]
  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, Between you and me, Between themselves}, in confidence; with the understanding that the matter is not to be communicated to others. Syn: Between, Among. Usage: Between etymologically indicates only two; as, a quarrel between two men or two nations; to be between two fires, etc. It is however extended to more than two in expressing a certain relation. I . . . hope that between public business, improving studies, and domestic pleasures, neither melancholy nor caprice will find any place for entrance. --Johnson. Among implies a mass or collection of things or persons, and always supposes more than two; as, the prize money was equally divided among the ship's crew.
Between Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Between \Be*tween"\, n. Intermediate time or space; interval. [Poetic & R.] --Shak.

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* All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it. - H.L. Mencken

* The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught. - H.L. Mencken

* Art is a collarboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. - Andr Gide


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