Definitions for amongəˈmʌŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•mong*əˈmʌŋ(prep.)

  1. in, into, or through the midst of; surrounded by:

    She was among friends.

  2. in the midst of, so as to influence:

    missionary work among the local people.

  3. with a share for each of:

    Divide the fruit among you.

  4. in the class or group of:

    That is among the things we must do.

  5. with most or many of:

    a candidate popular among the people.

  6. by the joint or reciprocal action of:

    Settle it among yourselves. They quarreled among themselves.

  7. familiar to or characteristic of:

    a proverb among the Spanish.

* Usage: See between.

Origin of among:

bef. 1000; ME; OE amang, onmang for on gemang, on gemonge (dat. of gemong crowd, akin to mengan to mix) in (the) group (of); akin to mingle

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

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

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