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Definition of AMONG

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Among \A*mong"\, Amongst \A*mongst"\, prep. [OE. amongist, amonges, amonge, among, AS. onmang, ongemang, gemang, in a crowd or mixture. For the ending -st see {Amidst}. See {Mingle}.]
     1. Mixed or mingled; surrounded by.
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              They heard,
              And from his presence hid themselves among The thickest trees.                   --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. Conjoined, or associated with, or making part of the number of; in the number or class of. [1913 Webster]

              Blessed art thou among women.         --Luke i. 28. [1913 Webster]

     3. Expressing a relation of dispersion, distribution, etc.; also, a relation of reciprocal action. [1913 Webster]

              What news among the merchants?        --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Human sacrifices were practiced among them. --Hume. [1913 Webster]

              Divide that gold amongst you.         --Marlowe. [1913 Webster]

              Whether they quarreled among themselves, or with their neighbors.                      --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Amidst; between. See {Amidst}, {Between}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "among":
     amid, amidst, among, amongst, at, between, betwixt, betwixt and between, by, from, in, mid, midst, near, next to, on, to, together with, toward, with


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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