Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • preposition Throughout the course or duration of.
  • preposition At some time in.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Duration; existence.
  • Lasting; continuing; enduring.
  • In the time of; in the course of; throughout the continuance of: as, during life; during our earthly pilgrimage; during the space of a year.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • preposition In the time of; as long as the action or existence of

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • preposition For all of a given time interval.
  • preposition At any time or period within a given time interval.
  • verb Present participle of dure.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from present participle of duren, to last, from Old French durer, from Latin dūrāre; see deuə- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English during, durynge, durinde, durand, durende, present participle of Middle English duren ("to last"), equivalent to dure +‎ -ing. More at dure.

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  • During the ...., serves as an introductory phrase

    February 19, 2012