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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Between  \Be*tween"\,  n. 
  Intermediate  time  or  space;  interval.  [Poetic  &  R.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Between,  GA  (town,  FIPS  7640) 
  Location:  33.81305  N,  83.80891  W 
  Population  (1990):  82  (36  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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