from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • prep. In the midst of; surrounded by: a pine tree among cedars.
  • prep. In the group, number, or class of: She is among the wealthy.
  • prep. In the company of; in association with: traveling among a group of tourists.
  • prep. By many or the entire number of; with many: a custom popular among the Greeks.
  • prep. By the joint action of: Among us, we will finish the job.
  • prep. With portions to each of: Distribute this among you.
  • prep. Each with the other: Don't fight among yourselves. See Usage Note at between.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • prep. Denotes a mingling or intermixing with distinct or separable objects. (See Usage Note at amidst)
  • prep. Denotes a belonging of a person or a thing to a group.
  • prep. Denotes a sharing of a common feature in a group.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prep. Mixed or mingled; surrounded by.
  • prep. Conjoined, or associated with, or making part of the number of; in the number or class of.
  • prep. Expressing a relation of dispersion, distribution, etc.; also, a relation of reciprocal action.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In or into the midst of; in association or connection with: as, he fell among thieves; one among this people.
  • In the number of; of or out of.
  • By the joint action or consent of; with the common aid or knowledge of: as, settle it among yourselves; the mischief was done among you.
  • To each of; by or for distribution to: as, he gave five dollars to be divided among them.
  • In (the circumstances of; during the time or term of; in the course of.
  • Together (with something).
  • At intervals; here and there.
  • Between whiles; at intervals; from time to time; now and then.
  • During the time; meanwhile.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Old English āmang : ā, in; see a-2 + gemang, throng; see mag- in Indo-European roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old English onġemang.


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