Definition of between in English:
- Furthermore, higher speeds mean that the spaces between trains need to be greater for braking.
- He said a villa in its real sense must be an independent house with much space between it and its neighbour.
- When stopped in traffic, leave sufficient space between your car and the vehicle in front
- For the next two hours I am shuttling between various council locations like a courier.
- Lee said there did now seem to be a lot more movement of drugs between Ballina and Sligo than before.
- Movement between the West Bank and Jerusalem is regulated by a system of ID cards.
- Avoid sugary drinks and snacks between meals and especially at bedtime.
- It appears that eating three main meals a day and two to three snacks in between the main meals is the way to go.
- Instead of sweets or biscuits, give cheese or fruits as snacks between meals.
- Initial tests have shown she is of Asian or Oriental origin and is aged between 20 and 40.
- The council plans to care for eight children, aged between ten and 16, at the proposed new home.
- She takes her three sons, aged between one and four, to school and pre-school.
- It also reveals the relationship between exploration, science and technology.
- It examines relationships between six men whose lives are linked by poker.
- Negotiations will then start between the parties to see if they can work together.
- It was responsible for the mid-air collision last month between a cargo plane and a Russian airliner.
- Four other people were injured in the collision between a Vauxhall Cavalier and Ford Fiesta.
- One theory is that the moon was formed from debris left after a collision between the earth and another planet.
- Given a choice between two ways to make money, everyone chooses the way that makes us feel good.
- She is given a choice between her job and her boyfriend and she chooses her job without a second's hesitation.
- Users will now be given the possibility of a choice between different suppliers at an earlier time.
- Neither side deserved a victory and they barely created a worthwhile chance between them.
- Between them they had the technical knowledge required to see this client through the changes quickly and effectively.
- Between them they have over 45 years of combined experience to offer their customers.
- There are also plans to allow network sharing between licence holders.
- The landlord may request an extra payment for large repairs, but this should be shared between all the tenants.
- We had ordered a case of beer to share between us.
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- They are separated by panels of chain fencing and the space between dotted with waste bins and park benches.
- There were pieces everywhere and blank spaces in between.
- He wants to create four swimming pools within the existing boundary of the lake and fill in all the space in between.
- Clear separation of standards was achieved by running the plate three times, with a drying period in between.
- That was also about the time the world became subject to the ice ages, with warm periods in between.
- She may find that her occasional chocolate binges wane if she eats regular meals with healthy snacks in between.
1 Between is used in speaking of two things, people, etc.: we must choose between two equally unattractive alternatives. Among is used for collective and undefined relations of usually three or more: agreement on landscaping was reached among all the neighbors. But where there are more than two parties involved, between may be used to express one-to-one relationships of pairs within the group or the sense ‘shared by’: there is close friendship between the members of the club; diplomatic relations between the US, Canada, and Mexico. 2 Between you and I, between you and he, etc., are incorrect; between should be followed only by the objective case: between you and me, between you and him, etc. See also personal pronoun (usage).
between ourselves (or you and me)
(in) between times
- In the intervals between other actions: I have seen to the needs of my child, and in between times I have cooked the mealsMore example sentences
- And, in between times, I took the camera out of its case and gave it a good work-out, just to be sure that it doesn't feel neglected.
- The problem with this is it doesn't say much for what has happened in between times.
- In between times I resume normal life, which is good.