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during (ˈdjʊərɪŋ



  1. concurrently with (some other activity)   ⇒  ■ kindly don't sleep during my lectures!
  2. within the limit of (a period of time)   ⇒  ■ during the day

Word Origin

C14: from duren to last, ultimately from Latin dūrāre to last


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= throughout, through, in the course of, throughout the time of

Translations for 'during'

  • British English: during If something happens during a period of time, it happens between the beginning and the end of that period.Storms are common during the winter.ˈdjʊərɪŋ PREPOSITION
  • Arabic: أَثْناءَ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: durante
  • Chinese: 在...期间
  • Croatian: tijekom
  • Czech: během
  • Danish: i løbet af / om
  • Dutch: tijdens
  • European Spanish: durante
  • Finnish: aikana
  • French: pendant
  • German: während
  • Greek: κατά τη διάρκεια
  • Italian: durante
  • Japanese: ・・・の間中ずっと
  • Korean: ...동안
  • Norwegian: i løpet av
  • Polish: podczas
  • Portuguese: durante
  • Romanian: în timpul
  • Russian: в течение
  • Spanish: durante
  • Swedish: under
  • Thai: ในระหว่าง
  • Turkish: süresince
  • Ukrainian: протягом
  • Vietnamese: trong suốt

Example Sentences Including 'during'

For a moment I felt the return of the vivid anger I'd dwelt on during my bouts of drinking.
Stuart Harrison BETTER THAN THIS (2002)
We met in Entrecasteaux during the firework display to commemorate Bastille Day.
Mark Burnell CHAMELEON (2002)
She'd been at Golta's apartment during Sunday afternoon to deliver a thick envelope that she had received earlier in the day.
Mark Burnell CHAMELEON (2002)


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