Between decks, the space, or in the space, between the decks of a vessel.Between ourselves, Between you and me, Between themselves, in confidence; with the understanding that the matter is not to be communicated to others.

Syn.Between, Among. Between etymologically indicates only two; as, a quarrel between two men or two nations; to be between two fires, etc. It is however extended to more than two in expressing a certain relation.

I . . . hope that between public business, improving studies, and domestic pleasures, neither melancholy nor caprice will find any place for entrance.

Among implies a mass or collection of things or persons, and always supposes more than two; as, the prize money was equally divided among the ship's crew.

(Be*tween"), n. Intermediate time or space; interval. [Poetic & R.] Shak.

(Be*twixt") prep. [OE. betwix, bitwix, rarely bitwixt, AS. betweox, betweohs, betweoh, betwih; pref. be- by + a form fr. AS. twa two. See Between.]

1. In the space which separates; between.

From betwixt two aged oaks.

2. From one to another of; mutually affecting.

There was some speech of marriage
Betwixt myself and her.

Betwixt and between, in a midway position; so-so; neither one thing nor the other. [Colloq.]

(||Beur*ré") n. [F., fr. beurre butter.] (Bot.) A beurré (or buttery) pear, one with the meat soft and melting; — used with a distinguishing word; as, Beurré d'Anjou; Beurré Clairgeau.

(Bev"el) n. [C. F. biveau, earlier buveau, Sp. baivel; of unknown origin. Cf. Bevile.]

1. Any angle other than a right angle; the angle which one surface makes with another when they are not at right angles; the slant or inclination of such surface; as, to give a bevel to the edge of a table or a stone slab; the bevel of a piece of timber.

2. An instrument consisting of two rules or arms, jointed together at one end, and opening to any angle, for adjusting the surfaces of work to the same or a given inclination; — called also a bevel square. Gwilt.

(Bev"el), a.

1. Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.

4. Belonging to, or participated in by, two, and involving reciprocal action or affecting their mutual relation; as, opposition between science and religion.

An intestine struggle, open or secret, between authority and liberty.

5. With relation to two, as involved in an act or attribute of which another is the agent or subject; as, to judge between or to choose between courses; to distinguish between you and me; to mediate between nations.

6. In intermediate relation to, in respect to time, quantity, or degree; as, between nine and ten o'clock.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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