Meaning of “between” - Learner’s Dictionary


preposition us uk /bɪˈtwiːn/
Leeds is midway between London and Edinburgh.I have to drive backwards and forwards between here and Ipswich every day.He has to travel back and forth between London and Paris every week.We were crossing the border between France and Spain.I was wedged between Andy and Pete in the back of the car.

A1 in the space that separates two places, people, or things:

The town lies halfway between Florence and Rome.
A narrow path runs between the two houses.

A1 in the period of time that separates two events or times:

The shop is closed for lunch between 12.30 and 1.30.

A1 involving two or more groups of people:

Tonight's game is between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams.

A2 used to show the largest and smallest amount or level of something:

Between 50 and 100 people will lose their jobs.

A2 connecting two or more places or things:

There is a regular train service between the two towns.

A2 separating two or more things or people:

the gap between rich and poor
What's the difference between these two cameras?

B1 shared by a particular number of people:

We drank two bottles of wine between four of us.

A2 If something is between two amounts, it is larger than the first amount but smaller than the second:

The temperature will be between 20 and 25 degrees today.

If you choose between two things, you choose one thing or the other.

(Definition of “between preposition” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)