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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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  • Fighting between rival factions kills 17 in Central Africa
    At least 17 people were killed in fighting between rival factions of the former rebel movement Seleka in the Central African Republic, an officer in the African peacekeeping force there said Tuesday. The dead were all ex-rebels who battled on Monday in the heart of the central town of Bambari, where the Seleka forces set up their headquarters in May, said the offi Read more on this news related to 'Between'
  • Countdown to Michigan at Ohio State: Feel the hate
    The 100th meeting between Michigan and Ohio State will take place November 29 (Michigan leads the series, 58-45-6, but has lost 10 of the last 12). As the two programs progress toward rivalry week, we'll take a weekly look at current trends, and the current state of hostilities, between the Wolverines and Buckeyes. Read more on this news related to 'Between'
  • Syrian Rebels Seize Border Crossing Between Syria and Israel
    In yet another potentially volatile development, Syrian rebels from the Islamist Nusra Front reportedly grabbed control of the border crossing between Israel and Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees said the crossing was wrested from Assad forces on Wednesday. The Observatory says the rebels come from the al-Qaida-a Read more on this news related to 'Between'

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