- throughout the duration, continuance, or existence of: He lived in Florida during the winter.
- at some time or point in the course of: They departed during the night.
Origin of during
Origin of dure2
Examples from the Web for during
After the screening, Jolie, who says she renewed her faith in “the divine” during filming, met briefly with the pope.Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 8, 2015
In fact, he's not even high on the list of NFL players one jerks off too during halftime at Gillette Stadium.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits
January 7, 2015
The Pentagon said Faal served in the Air Force for seven years, during which time he became a U.S. citizen.
Their leader, Njie, still going by “Dave” during the operation, would stay a safe distance away until the State House was secure.
During an emergency that ratio could be allowed to drop to 8.5 people per orbit.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says
January 5, 2015
No woman was allowed to enter Olympia, during the celebration of the games.
And were you as unhappy as you expected to be during this visit?
During the whole of the ensuing day, Paralus continued in a deep sleep.
Often, during a thunderstorm a tree had been hit by lightning.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
During this session other difficulties were encountered by the Ministry.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
- concurrently with (some other activity)kindly don't sleep during my lectures!
- within the limit of (a period of time)during the day
Word Origin and History for during
late 14c., durand, present participle of obsolete verb duren "to last, endure" (mid-13c.), from Old French durer, from Latin durare "endure" (see endure). During the day really is "while the day endures," and the usage is a transference into English of a Latin ablative absolute (cf. durante bello "during (literally 'enduring') the war").