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Meaning of AMONG

Pronunciation:  u'mung

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

         They heard, And from his presence hid themselves
         among The thickest trees.             --Milton.

2. Conjoined, or associated with, or making part of the
   number of; in the number or class of.

         Blessed art thou among women.         --Luke i. 28.

3. Expressing a relation of dispersion, distribution, etc.;
   also, a relation of reciprocal action.

         What news among the merchants?        --Shak.

         Human sacrifices were practiced among them. --Hume.

         Divide that gold amongst you.         --Marlowe.

         Whether they quarreled among themselves, or with
         their neighbors.                      --Addison.

Syn: Amidst; between. See {Amidst}, {Between}.

 
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 Related Terms: amid, amidst, among, amongst, at, between, betwixt, betwixt and between, by, from, in, mid, midst, near, next to, on, to, together with, toward, with
 

 

 

 

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