Dictionary Suite



bih twin
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb
Language Note
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: in the area separating.
the wall between rooms
definition 2: occurring so as to unite or divide.
the friendship between usthe feud between political parties
definition 3: by the shared effort or ownership of two people.
They owned a hundred stores between them.
definition 4: distinguishing, as a means of comparing.
the difference between my car and yours
definition 5: in the time period specified.
Come between noon and midday.
part of speech: adverb
definition: in an intermediate space, time, or position.
The drama had two acts with an intermission between.
Language Note
The prepositions between and among are close in meaning, but there is an important difference in how they are used. Use between when you are talking or writing about two people or things. Use among when you are talking or writing about three or more people or things.
Eli and Jack discussed the problem between themselves. Soon an argument broke out among the entire class.