What does among mean?

Definitions for amongəˈmʌŋ

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Wiktionary

  1. among(Preposition)

    Denotes a mingling or intermixing with distinct or separable objects. (See Usage Note at amidst)

    How can you speak with authority about their customs when you have never lived among them?

  2. among(Preposition)

    Denotes a belonging of a person or a thing to a group.

    He is among the few who completely understand the subject.

  3. among(Preposition)

    Denotes a sharing of a common feature in a group.

    Lactose intolerance is common among people of Asian heritage.

  4. Origin: From ongemang.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Among

    alt. of Amongst

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Among

    a-mung′, Amongst, a-mungst′, prep. of the number of: amidst. [A.S. on-gemangmengan, to mingle.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'among' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #363

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'among' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2359

Anagrams for among »

  1. mango, Mango

  2. Mango

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of among in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of among in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Burmese Proverb:

    A swan is out of place among crows, a lion among bulls, a horse among asses, and a wise man among fools.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.

  3. W. H. Auden:

    Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can all of them make me laugh.

  4. Jean de La Bruyère:

    To be among people one loves, that's sufficient; to dream, to speak to them, to be silent among them, to think of indifferent things; but among them, everything is equal.

  5. Marc Sprenger:

    The number of HIV diagnoses among this group ... has been going up in all but four EU/EEA countries, prevention and control of HIV among men who have sex with men has to be a cornerstone of national HIV programs.

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