Definition of between
What does the word between mean?
part of speech: preposition, adverb
(the orig. restriction to relations involving only two limits &c. still tends to be observed wherever AMONG is adequate for higher numbers). In, into, along, or across, a space, line, or route, bounded by (two or more points, lines, &c.); in, into, along, or across, an interval; separating; connecting; intermediately in place, time, or order, (to); owing partly to, partaking of, shared by, (each); to& fro (go-b.); to& from (plies b. London& Brighton); reciprocally on the part of; confined to (b. ourselves, b. you& me); by combination of; taking one& rejecting the other of (choose b.). Far b., at wide intervals; b. cup& lip, of dashed hopes; b. wind& water, at a vulnerable point; b. devil& deep sea, with no escape; betwixt& b., half-&-half; stand b., mediate, be protector; b. whiles, in the intervals. [old English]