Definitions for amongəˈmʌŋ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word among
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in, into, or through the midst of; surrounded by:
She was among friends.
in the midst of, so as to influence:
missionary work among the local people.
with a share for each of:
Divide the fruit among you.
in the class or group of:
That is among the things we must do.
with most or many of:
a candidate popular among the people.
by the joint or reciprocal action of:
Settle it among yourselves. They quarreled among themselves.
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
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
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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
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