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during (ˈdjʊərɪŋ Pronunciation for during



  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: duringPronunciation for 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: أَثْناءَPronunciation for أَثْناءَ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: durantePronunciation for durante
  • Chinese: 在...期间Pronunciation for 在...期间
  • Croatian: tijekomPronunciation for tijekom
  • Czech: běhemPronunciation for během
  • Danish: i løbet af / om Pronunciation for i løbet af / om
  • Dutch: tijdensPronunciation for tijdens
  • European Spanish: durantePronunciation for durante
  • Finnish: aikanaPronunciation for aikana
  • French: pendantPronunciation for pendant
  • German: währendPronunciation for während
  • Greek: κατά τη διάρκειαPronunciation for κατά τη διάρκεια
  • Italian: durantePronunciation for durante
  • Japanese: ・・・の間中ずっとPronunciation for ・・・の間中ずっと
  • Korean: ...동안Pronunciation for ...동안
  • Norwegian: i løpet avPronunciation for i løpet av
  • Polish: podczasPronunciation for podczas
  • Portuguese: durantePronunciation for durante
  • Romanian: în timpul
  • Russian: в течениеPronunciation for в течение
  • Spanish: durantePronunciation for durante
  • Swedish: underPronunciation for under
  • Thai: ในระหว่างPronunciation for ในระหว่าง
  • Turkish: süresincePronunciation for süresince
  • Ukrainian: протягом
  • Vietnamese: trong suốtPronunciation for trong suốt

Example Sentences Including 'during'

A judicial commission indicted the constabulary for its "partisan" role during sectarian rioting in the state in the late 1980s.
Irish Times (2002)
Another chemical believed present is phosgene, also used as a poison gas during warfare.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Bertram's mother's sweet shop failed during the Depression, forcing the family to live in the slums of Glasgow.
Jim Leavesley, George Biro THE MEDICAL MYSTERIES E-OMNIBUS (2001)
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)
I am an executive minister and the work of the executive goes on during a general election.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Manor Houses saw the biggest price increases during the second half of 2000.
Country Life (2004)
Mr Quinn asked if the Government leaders would come into the House at any stage during the day.
Irish Times (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)
We met in Entrecasteaux during the firework display to commemorate Bastille Day.
Mark Burnell CHAMELEON (2002)


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