Between

1. предлог между Например: Between the cup and the lip a morsel may slip. — пословица Не радуйся раньше времени. between the devil and the deep sea — в безвыходном положении; между двух огней between hay and grass — ни то ни сё; ни рыба ни мясо between times / whiles — в промежутках between this and then — на досуге; между делом between wind and water — в наиболее уязвимом месте - between ourselves 2. наречие; то же, что и in between между Синоним(ы): amid, among, betwixt, amidst, amongst Например: visits are few and far between — посещения редки

Большой англо-русский словарь

Between

- between ourselves

Англо-русский фразеологический словарь

Between

I. preposition Etymology: Middle English betwene, preposition and adverb, from Old English betwēonum, from be- + -twēonum (dative plural) (akin to Gothic tweihnai two each); akin to Old English twā two 1. a. by the common action of ; jointly engaging
Example: shared the work between the two of them
Example: talks between the three — Time b. in common to ; shared by
Example: divided between his four grandchildren 2. a. in the time, space, or interval that separates b. in intermediate relation to 3. a. from one to another of
Example: air service between Miami and Chicago b. serving to connect or unite in a relationship (as difference, likeness, or proportion)
Example: a one-to-one correspondence between sets c. setting apart
Example: the line between fact and fancy 4. a. in preference for one or the other of
Example: had no difficulty deciding between the two b. in point of comparison of
Example: not much to choose between the two coats 5. in confidence restricted to
Example: a secret between you and me 6. taking together the combined effect of
Example: between work and family life, they have no time for hobbies Usage: There is a persistent but unfounded notion that between can be used only of two items and that among must be used for more than two. Between has been used of more than two since Old English; it is especially appropriate to denote a one-to-one relationship, regardless of the number of items. It can be used when the number is unspecified
Example: economic cooperation between nations, when more than two are enumerated
Example: between you and me and the lamppost
Example: partitioned between Austria, Prussia, and Russia — Nathaniel Benchley, and even when only one item is mentioned (but repetition is implied)
Example: pausing between every sentence to rap the floor — George Eliot. Among is more appropriate where the emphasis is on distribution rather than individual relationships
Example: discontent among the peasants. When among is automatically chosen for more than two, English idiom may be strained
Example: a worthy book that nevertheless falls among many stools — John Simon
Example: the author alternates among mod slang, clichés and quotes from literary giants — A. H. Johnston. II. adverb in an intermediate space or interval

Энциклопедический словарь Мерриама-Вебстера