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Be*tween" (&unr_;), prep. [OE. bytwene, bitweonen, AS. betweónan, betweónum; prefix be- by + a form fr. AS. tw&ā; 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.
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2. Used in expressing motion from one body or place to another; from one to another of two.
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If things should go so between them. Bacon.
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3. Belonging in common to two; shared by both.
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Castor and Pollux with only one soul between them. Locke.
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4. Belonging to, or participated in by, two, and involving reciprocal action or affecting their mutual relation; as, opposition between science and religion.
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An intestine struggle, open or secret, between authority and liberty. Hume.
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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.
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6. In intermediate relation to, in respect to time, quantity, or degree; as, between nine and ten o'clock.
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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.
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Syn. -- Between, Among. 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.
[1913 Webster] 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.

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Be*tween", n. Intermediate time or space; interval. [Poetic & R.] Shak.
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