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?
Denotes a belonging of a person or a thing to a group.
He is among the few who completely understand the subject.
Denotes a sharing of a common feature in a group.
Lactose intolerance is common among people of Asian heritage.
Origin: From ongemang.
alt. of Amongst
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-mung′, Amongst, a-mungst′, prep. of the number of: amidst. [A.S. on-gemang—mengan, to mingle.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'among' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #363
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'among' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2359
The numerical value of among in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of among in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A swan is out of place among crows, a lion among bulls, a horse among asses, and a wise man among fools.
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
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.
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.
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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