[ doo r-ing, dyoo r- ]
/ ˈdʊər ɪŋ, ˈdyʊər- /


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

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at dure2, -ing2

Definition for during (2 of 2)

[ doo r, dyoo r ]
/ dʊər, dyʊər /

verb (used with or without object), dured, dur·ing. Archaic.

Origin of dure

1225–75; Middle English < Old French durer < Latin dūrāre to last; see dure1
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Examples from the Web for during

British Dictionary definitions for during

/ (ˈdjʊərɪŋ) /


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 for during

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