Definición de between en Inglés

between

Pronunciación /bəˈtwēn/ /bəˈtwin/

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  • 1At, into, or across the space separating (two objects or regions)

    ‘the border between Mexico and the United States’
    • ‘the dog crawled between us and lay down at our feet’
    • ‘those who travel by train between London and Paris’
    • ‘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’
    • ‘The dining room is filled with big and small tables and only an elbow of space is left between the tables.’
    • ‘He started dumping the sand in the jar and it went into all the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel.’
    • ‘In fact, there is no space between the platforms for the buses to align as they are expected to.’
    • ‘Drop your jaw at the back, so that there is space between your back molars.’
    • ‘I read of reports where people were slipping it beneath the slot, in the space between the slot and the box.’
    • ‘Shakily I follow the same course, yanking myself into the space between two broad slabs.’
    • ‘I slept in a cramped space, hidden between boxes of goods, alongside other people.’
    • ‘Annual beds should be filled out by this time with little if any space between plants.’
    • ‘The houses were built close to each other with hardly any space between them.’
    • ‘One of the key sites up for consideration is the space between the Town Hall and Laurence House.’
    • ‘The proposal to use this space between the flats and the traffic would cause nothing but trouble.’
    • ‘Make sure that you only put in a single layer at a time and leave plenty of space between them.’
    • ‘They used a parking space between the cottage and the river and began to unpack.’
    • ‘This works best if there is a space between your car and the next car down in the car park.’
    • ‘It sits at street level between the two living spaces in the basement and on the first floor.’
    • ‘Even then the director rode the bike between camera locations so I didn't tire!’
    • ‘Police yesterday released a map showing the route the stolen car may have travelled between the two locations.’
    in the middle of, with one … on either side
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  • 2In the period separating (two points in time)

    ‘they snack between meals’
    • ‘the long, cold nights between autumn and spring’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Try to ensure that most of the time the snacks and drinks between meals are healthy.’
    • ‘Bear hunting is permitted in Russia for a period in spring and between August and October.’
    • ‘Rose-pruning is also best done at this time of year, although it can be done any time between autumn and spring.’
    • ‘We generally allow a slack period between completing the purchase and actually moving in.’
    • ‘The period between the first and the second world wars was extremely tumultuous.’
    • ‘The vessel was built and fitted out over a period of seven months between February and August.’
    • ‘Do the same for the night-time hours by dividing the period between sunset and sunrise by 12.’
    • ‘They are designed to ensure that the aircrew obtain adequate sleep between duty periods.’
    • ‘It feels like we're on the very edge between summer and autumn even though the calendar says it's too early.’
    • ‘Expanding or improving your home is a good possibility between now and next autumn.’
    • ‘Since the middle of the night between Wednesday and Thursday I've been totally deaf in my left ear.’
    • ‘There was not even a breathing space between the songs, as one flowed after the other.’
    • ‘Germans never applaud between the movements of a sonata, or before the end of an act at the opera.’
    • ‘Play will start at the allocated time each day, with a 15 minute interval between matches.’
    • ‘The child was being taught his letters in the intervals between customers.’
    • ‘The subject was asked to perform this test three times at an interval of five minutes between each.’
    • ‘The interval between trying for a pregnancy and conception ranged from four to 24 months.’
  • 3In the interval separating (two points on a scale)

    ‘a man aged between 18 and 30’
    • ‘between 25 and 40 percent off children's clothes’
    • ‘the difference between income and expenditure’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The children who attend the forty-two camps around America are aged between two and fourteen.’
    • ‘The children, aged between four and seven, used recycled materials to make a Christmas scene.’
    • ‘If you are aged between 11 and 18 and go to school in Sutton, you can stand for election.’
    • ‘The girl was able to tell detectives the car driver was white and aged between 30 and 40.’
    • ‘The victims were aged between eight and nine, and one of them was very seriously injured.’
    • ‘Since then around 4,000 people have joined him on walks across the region of between one and four miles.’
    • ‘The vast majority of people who visited the region did so for between one to three days.’
    • ‘The company leases equipment for a period of between three and five years to milk farms in return for raw milk.’
    • ‘It has an incubation period of between two and 10 days and initial symptoms are similar to flu.’
    • ‘Typically, you will be looking at a period of between five and ten years.’
    • ‘They breed all year round, after a gestation period of between five to six months.’
    • ‘I've done it a few times, for periods varying between a week and several months.’
    • ‘Thirty two were imprisoned for periods of between seven days and two months.’
    • ‘The local experience indicated that the incubation period is between two and 11 days.’
    • ‘The scheme is scheduled to last between three and six nights, depending on weather conditions.’
    • ‘Its two universities are now creating between six and 10 company start-ups a year.’
    • ‘One way to access higher interest rates is to tie up money in a fixed-rate account for between one and five years.’
  • 4Indicating a connection or relationship involving two or more parties.

    ‘links between science and industry’
    • ‘negotiations between the two companies are continuing’
    • ‘the relationship between Pauline and Chris’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The organization has played a very useful role in establishing links between these parties.’
    • ‘In this case there were no negotiations or discussions between the parties directly.’
    • ‘It took five months of negotiations between the two parties to finalize the agreement.’
    • ‘They also noted excellent relationships between staff, pupils and parents.’
    • ‘Mr Sunderland spoke particularly of the relationship between employer and employees in the old days.’
    • ‘The relationship between art and politics has always been a vexed one.’
    • ‘Encouraging business between the region and the UK has been part of the prime minister's trip.’
    • ‘There was a deal done between the trade union movement and the labour government back in 1988.’
    • ‘The bond between the trade union movement and the Labour Party is a century old and was forged at the latter's birth.’
    • ‘Secret talks have been held between the two rival sides.’
    • ‘The new deal was thrashed out during another lengthy meeting between the two sides in the city yesterday.’
    • ‘The film focuses on a turbulent period in the collaboration between the two songwriters.’
    • ‘There was for a period a constant dialogue between journals, groups, and individual creators.’
    • ‘The plans will just fragment healthcare and create further distance between patient and doctor.’
    • ‘He will be going into schools and creating partnerships between the schools and the club.’
    • ‘You will simply hand them a greater opportunity to create a bond between them.’
    • ‘I see the massive bond that's created between people who are on a mission together.’
    connecting, linking, joining
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    1. 4.1With reference to a collision or conflict.
      ‘a collision in midair between two light aircraft above Geneva’
      • ‘the wars between Carthage and Rome’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘A bank official in Dublin, he died in a collision between a car and a jeep not far from his home.’
      • ‘Videogames imply conflict, either between players, or a single player battling a computer.’
      • ‘The judge said he hoped steps had been taken to avoid such a conflict between the two authorities arising in the future.’
      • ‘The inability to communicate is one of the sources of conflict between the characters.’
      • ‘Armed conflict between clans, often over access to water, breaks out sporadically.’
      • ‘This includes a plan to introduce a mediation programme to deal with conflicts between staff.’
      • ‘Adults are also discouraged from intervening in conflicts that arise between the children.’
      • ‘But the truce has been severely strained by nightly fighting between the two sides.’
      • ‘He is a good man and I do not blame him, but for a period there were problems between us.’
      • ‘Things nearly got out of hand in the minute leading up to the interval with angry exchanges between groups of players.’
      • ‘The presenter tried to artificially create an argument between the two.’
      • ‘This weakens the unity of the university and creates tension between departments.’
      • ‘As Peter becomes more immersed in his dilemma, it creates a rift between him and the important people in his life.’
      • ‘Now what I want to do is to avoid creating problems between the two countries.’
      • ‘He considered such policies would create division between the two communities.’
      • ‘The disagreements between scientists created apprehension among the public.’
      • ‘To have created this rift between himself and his beloved daughter was almost more than he could bear.’
    2. 4.2With reference to a choice or differentiation involving two or more things being considered together.
      ‘if you have to choose between two or three different options’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Girls have a choice between the traditional Guides or joining the Scouts.’
      • ‘Many now face a stark choice between closure and raising fees to a level which may be beyond low-paid parents.’
      • ‘If it comes to making a choice between paying off your credit card bill or paying your mortgage, pay the mortgage.’
      • ‘You have to make a differentiation between what is sensational hype and what isn't.’
      • ‘The whole idea of elections is that there should be a choice between a number of candidates.’
      • ‘If there is a choice between a new apartment and a more classic type of home, the latter will win out every time.’
      • ‘The second course was a choice between a sorbet or soup of the day, which turned out to be pumpkin with stilton.’
      • ‘This will give consumers a choice between buying brand new cartridges or reusing old ones.’
      • ‘It was a tough decision for the organizers of this meet to choose between these two great locations.’
      • ‘A distinction needs to be made between opinion polls and the unique category of exit polls.’
      • ‘Just one extra qualification or skill could make all the difference between getting an interview or not.’
      • ‘It is my contention that the difference between a monarchy and a republic would be symbolic only.’
      • ‘My children have grown up seeing no difference between gay and straight people.’
      • ‘One of the biggest differences between men and women is their respective needs.’
      • ‘I've just realised I'm creating a distinction between mental and physical freedom here.’
      • ‘By turning inward the church has helped to create a greater distinction between secular and sacred.’
      • ‘In this account we distinguish between chemical and physical soil attributes.’
  • 5By combining the resources or actions of (two or more people or other entities)

    ‘we have created something between us’
    • ‘oxygen and nitrogen between them account for 99 per cent of air’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We had 34 dollars between us.’
    • ‘We were lucky that between us we had a huge wealth of Internet knowledge to call on for assistance, which turned out to be invaluable.’
    1. 5.1Shared by (two or more people or things)
      ‘they had drunk between them a bottle of Chianti’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The ability to share files between any two computers on the network was an explicit goal of the Internet, from day one.’
      • ‘A limited sum of money is available to fund the game at the elite end, and it is currently shared out between nine clubs.’
      • ‘All profits that the farm collect are shared between all of the members equally.’
      • ‘The older couple next to me are reading a paper, sharing the sections between them.’
      • ‘The minibus will be shared between the two charities and is due to be handed over at the end of January 2005.’
      • ‘The school's library currently has just a handful of books to share between 300 pupils.’
      • ‘The money is designed to be shared out between all the staff at the schools, from headteacher to caretaker.’
      • ‘Granddad and Uncle Gordon shared the driving between them, which wasn't too bad.’
      • ‘An association of the families said the sum would be shared between 238 claimants.’
      • ‘Two people shared the second prize and the third prize was shared between six people.’
      • ‘The proposed new facilities would be shared between schools and the community.’
      • ‘Vocal duties are shared between six female singers, who keep the emphasis on the soothing.’
      • ‘All profits were shared between the sports hall fund and a chosen sports charity.’
      • ‘The health drive continued with dessert as we decided to share one between us.’
      • ‘The medals are generally shared between the Australians, Canadians and English.’
      • ‘The profit from the sale of the painting was to be shared equally between them.’
      • ‘She stood as an Independent instead, splitting the vote between the two sides.’

adverbio

  • 1In or along the space separating two objects or regions.

    ‘layers of paper with tar in between’
    • ‘from Leipzig to Dresden, with the gentle Elbe flowing between’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The small space in between allowed a continuous flow of air to ventilate the rooms below.’
    • ‘The spaces in between are enclosed with glass, making two internal courtyards.’
    • ‘We must not continue to develop and destroy what is left of the green space in between.’
    • ‘Shrubs could also be planted between, creating a pleasant outlook at minimal cost.’
  • 2In the period separating two points in time.

    ‘sets of exercises with no rest 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.’
    • ‘Eating dimsum for all three meals and in between will make you very very fat.’
    • ‘My own work has proceeded in fits and starts throughout the holiday, with long intervals of idleness in between.’
    • ‘They discussed the theme of the songs in the course of tuition classes and the intervals in between.’
    • ‘In between, they create art installations, digital videos and vibrant collages.’
    • ‘While some of the songs are used in full, a few are played in between to create the mood.’
    • ‘It is the years in between which account for the accent and body art.’

Uso

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
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

Phrases

    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 meals’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In between times he will be sharpening up his football coaching skills as a part-time Development Officer.’
      • ‘In between times, he has spent long hours preparing for his various TV appearances.’
      • ‘In between times I would phone Mary and tell her my latest news.’
      • ‘Our refuse is now only going to be collected every two weeks and between times we get a garden refuse collection and the existing recycle collection.’
      • ‘In between times, short of cash, he had voiced his own character in a series of five-minute TV cartoon films.’
      • ‘They meet for dinner six times a year, rotating among each other's houses, and between times members often get together for sailing, theater, or concerts.’
      • ‘In between times we visited all the places of significance.’
    between you and me
    • In confidence.

      ‘just between you and me, I don't think it is going to happen’
      • ‘Just between you and me, I've got a bit of a thing for this hot chick.’
      • ‘Frankly, between you and me, I'm getting a little worried about him.’
      • ‘Between you and me, he is a really top bloke.’
      • ‘Between you and me, there's something about the British that gets under my skin.’
      • ‘Just between you and me, though, I'll bet he gets left in the dust.’
      • ‘So, just between you and me, didn't it help to spread a little cash around on both of these stories?’
      • ‘Between you and me, how much time does it take an ordinary citizen to meet an official?’
      • ‘Between you and me, I fear the same thing is going to happen in this new euro era.’

Origen

Old English betwēonum, from be ‘by’ + a Germanic word related to two.