Words nearby during
What does during mean?
During means throughout the entire time or at a certain point in time when something was happening.
During is a preposition, which is a type of word used before a noun or pronoun to relate it to another part of the sentence, especially to express a relationship based on space or time. During expresses a relationship based on time—it indicates that something happened not before or after something else, but at the same time.
It can mean that something occurred continuously while something else was happening, as in We stayed inside during the storm.
Or it can mean that something occurred at a certain time or times while something else was happening, as in I only left the house once during the storm.
When used in a sentence, during is usually followed by a noun or pronoun that indicates the time frame or event in which the action has taken place, as in during our vacation or during Spanish class or during the game.
Example: I hate how hot it gets during the summer.
Where does during come from?
The first records of the word during come from the 1300s. It ultimately comes from the Latin dūrāre, meaning “to last.” The same root forms the basis of other words related to how long things last: endure, endurance, and duration.
During is always used when two things are happening simultaneously or concurrently—meaning they’re happening at the same time. In other words, during can be used whenever an action overlaps with another action or even—whether they overlap for the entirety of the time or just at certain points. If an action happens within the time frame of an event, it happens during it.
Saying you ran on the track team during high school means you did it while you were a high school student. Saying you went to get a snack during the movie means you did it while the movie was still on.
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How is during used in real life?
During is an extremely common word that’s used to indicate when certain actions were taken in relation to another event.
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Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo says his ankle wasn’t bothering him during the game, but he walked out of the arena severely limping.
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Try using during!
Is during used correctly in the following sentence?
The parking lot will be closed during the parade.
How to use during in a sentence
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|DAILY BEAST
Duke was a state representative whose neo-Nazi alliances were disgorged in media reports during his run for governor in 1991.
At some point during his busy schedule, Israel found the time to write a book, titled The Global War on Morris.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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Lalo insisted during a recent interview that they encountered Chito “and his people by accident.”
During the first week, not a day passed without smart skirmishes.
Indeed, a score of bodies lying there had not been seen by Malcolm during his first frenzied examination of the house.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Thus he continued to rush over the frozen sea during a considerable part of that night.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
He sympathized with that movement which, during his childhood, culminated in the Cavite Conspiracy (vide p. 106).The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Two unsophisticated country lasses visited Niblo's in New York during the ballet season.