Between vs. Within

Between vs. Within — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Between and Within

Betweenpreposition

In or through the position or interval separating

between the trees.between 11 o'clock and 12 o'clock.

Withinadverb

In or into the inner part; inside

"restaurants and wine houses jammed along the earthen streets ... banners flapping to announce the delights within" (Nicole Mones).

Betweenpreposition

Intermediate to, as in quantity, amount, or degree

It costs between 15 and 20 dollars.

Withinadverb

Inside the mind, heart, or soul; inwardly

the fear that lies within.

Betweenpreposition

Connecting spatially

a railroad between the two cities.

Withinpreposition

In the inner part or parts of; inside

the streets within the city.resentment seething within him.
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Betweenpreposition

Associating or uniting in a reciprocal action or relationship

an agreement between workers and management.a certain resemblance between the two stories.

Withinpreposition

Not exceeding the limits or extent of in distance or time

got within ten miles of home.stayed within earshot.arrived within two days.

Betweenpreposition

In confidence restricted to

Between you and me, he is not qualified.

Withinpreposition

Not exceeding the fixed limits of; not beyond

lived within her income.

Betweenpreposition

By the combined effort or effect of

Between them they succeeded.

Withinpreposition

In the scope or sphere of

acted within the law.within the medical profession.
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Betweenpreposition

In the combined ownership of

They had only a few dollars between them.

Withinpreposition

Used to indicate a range to be covered or an amount necessary before something can happen

The team has pulled to within three points and can tie the game with a field goal.

Betweenpreposition

As measured against. Often used to express a reciprocal relationship

choose between riding and walking.

Withinnoun

An inner position, place, or area

treachery from within.

Betweenadverb

In an intermediate space, position, or time; in the interim.

Withinpreposition

In the inner part, spatially; physically inside.

within her studio

Betweenpreposition

In the position or interval that separates (two things), or intermediate in quantity or degree. (See Usage notes below.)

John stood between Amy and Mary.Let's meet between two and three.I want to buy one that costs somewhere between forty and fifty dollars.

Withinpreposition

In the scope or range of.

within his hearing;her within five seconds of breaking the record;within an inch of falling overboard

Betweenpreposition

Done together or reciprocally.

conversation between friends

Withinpreposition

Before the specified duration ends.

Leave here within three days.

Betweenpreposition

Shared in confidence.

Between you and me, I think the boss is crazy.Let's keep this between ourselves.

Withinadverb

In or into the interior; inside.

Betweenpreposition

In transit from (one to the other, or connecting places).

He's between jobs right now.The shuttle runs between the town and the airport.

Withinadverb

on the inside;

inside, the car is a mess

Betweenpreposition

Combined (by effort or ownership).

Between us all, we shall succeed.We've only got £5 between us.Between the leaky taps and the peeling wallpaper, there isn't much about this house to appeal to a buyer.

Betweenpreposition

One of (representing a choice).

You must choose between him and me.Some colour-blind people can't distinguish between red and green.

Betweennoun

A kind of needle, shorter than a sharp, with a small rounded eye, used for making fine stitches on heavy fabrics.

Betweenadverb

in the interval;

dancing all the dances with little rest between

Betweenadverb

in between;

two houses with a tree between