What does Among mean?

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əˈmʌŋamong

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Wiktionary

  1. amongpreposition

    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. amongpreposition

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

    He is among the few who completely understand the subject.

  3. amongpreposition

    Denotes a sharing of a common feature in a group.

    Lactose intolerance is common among people of Asian heritage.

  4. Etymology: From ongemang.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Among, Amongstprep.

    Etymology: amang, gemang, Saxon.

    Amongst strawberries sow here and there some borage-seed; and you shall find the strawberries under those leaves far more large than their fellows. Francis Bacon, Natural Hist. №. 441.

    The voice of God they heard,
    Now walking in the garden, by soft winds
    Brought to their ears, while day declin’d: they heard,
    And from his presence hid themselves, among
    The thickest trees, both man and wife. Paradise Lost.

    I have then, as you see, observed the failings of many great wits amongst the moderns, who have attempted to write an epic poem. John Dryden, Juvenal, Dedicat.

    There were, among the old Roman statues, several of Venus in different postures and habits; as there are many particular figures of her made after the same design. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

ChatGPT

  1. among

    Among is a preposition that refers to being part of a group or surrounded by a particular set of things or people. It suggests the presence of multiple options, choices, or entities, with the subject being part of or in the midst of them.

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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. among

    Relating to a group or team of people.

    There is a beautiful feeling of love, unity, solidarity and understanding among the people of the world.


    Submitted by MaryC on May 20, 2020  

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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

  2. Mango

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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

Examples of Among in a Sentence

  1. Kostas Ifantis:

    There is still a zero-sum mentality (among Greeks) on this name issue, it's an issue which involves history and symbols, and ... a compromise is very difficult in this case.

  2. John Kerry:

    I have deep reservations about just an all-volunteer military, there should be shared responsibility among all Americans.

  3. Claude Lévi-Strauss:

    Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe.

  4. Peter Scharf:

    A byproduct of the defund the police [ movement ] is this resistance to cooperate among the people that the detectives need most to cooperate, we've had several cases in the last few months where kids are killed and no one talks.

  5. Rebecca Siegel:

    The improvements in cancer prevention and early detection and treatment aren’t disseminated equally among the population, extending these improvements to underserved populations would accelerate a decline in death rates.

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