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between meaning

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  • Between may refer to: A preposition (Iceland is between New York and London) Between, Georgia, an American town Between (Frankmusik album), a 2013 album by Frankmusik Between (fictional place), invented by author Anne McCaffrey "Between", a song by Jerry Cantrell from Boggy Depot
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  • NounPLbetweensPREbe-SUF-éen
    1. A kind of needle, shorter than a sharp, with a small rounded eye, used for making fine stitches on heavy fabrics.
    2. Preposition
      1. In the position or interval that separates (two things), or intermediate in quantity or degree. (See the Usage notes below.).
        1. John stood between Amy and Mary.  Let's meet between two and three. ‎
        2. I want to buy one that costs somewhere between forty and fifty dollars. ‎
      2. Done together or reciprocally.
        1. conversation between friends ‎
      3. Shared in confidence.
        1. Between you and me, I think the boss is crazy.  Let's keep this between ourselves. ‎
      4. In transit from (one to the other, or connecting places).
        1. He's between jobs right now.  The shuttle runs between the town and the airport. ‎
      5. Combined (by effort or ownership).
        1. Between us all, we shall succeed.  We've only got £5 between us. ‎
        2. Between the leaky taps and the peeling wallpaper, there isn't much about this house to appeal to a buyer. ‎
      6. One of (representing a choice).
        1. You must choose between him and me. ‎
        2. Some colour-blind people can't distinguish between red and green. ‎
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Lodner tossed the stun gun on a flange between the stills and the fluxing panels.
        • He had wedged the package between the wall and the back of the sofa.
        • Scattered 70S ribosomes and a plastoglobulus can be seen between the thylakoid stacks in C1.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Between lessons, the teachers relaxed in the staffroom.

    Meaning of between for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "between" is a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a preposition.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Morphemes
        • Prefixes
          • Words by prefix
            • Words prefixed with be-
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Prepositions
          Difficultness: Level 1
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          Definiteness: Level 9
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