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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
a•mong /əˈmʌŋ/USA pronunciation   prep. 
  1. in, into, or through the midst or middle of:She was among friends.
  2. in the midst of, so as to influence: He did missionary work among the local people.
  3. with a share for each of:Divide the fruit among you.
  4. in the class or group of;
    one of: That is among the things we must do. New York is among the most exciting cities in the world.
  5. with most or many of: He was a candidate popular among the people.
  6. by the joint or reciprocal action of:They quarreled among themselves.
  7. familiar to or characteristic of: a proverb among the Spanish people.
    See between.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
a•mong  (ə mung),USA pronunciation prep. 
  1. in, into, or through the midst of;
    in association or connection with;
    surrounded by:He was among friends.
  2. in the midst of, so as to influence:missionary work among the local people.
  3. with a share for each of:Divide the cigars among you.
  4. in the number, class, or group of;
    of or out of:That is among the things we must do.
  5. by all or with the whole of;
    by most or with many of:popular among the people.
  6. by the joint or reciprocal action of:Settle it among yourselves.
  7. each with the other;
    mutually:They quarreled among themselves.
  8. familiar to or characteristic of:a proverb among the Spanish.
  • bef. 1000; Middle English; Old English amang, onmang for on gemang, on gemonge (dative of gemong crowd, akin to mengan to mix) in (the) group (of ); akin to mingle
    Among and between suggest a relationship that is not necessarily physical:among the crowd;
    between two pillars;
    They don't have much sense among them. Between you and me, I don't like any of them.
    Amid, a more literary word, implies being in the middle of a place or surrounded by something:to stand amid ruins.
    See  between. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

among /əˈmʌŋ/, amongst prep
  1. in the midst of: he lived among the Indians
  2. to each of: divide the reward among yourselves
  3. in the group, class, or number of: ranked among the greatest writers
  4. taken out of (a group): he is only one among many
  5. with one another within a group; by the joint action of: a lot of gossip among the women employees, decide it among yourselves
Etymology: Old English amang, contracted from on gemang in the group of, from on + gemang crowd; see mingle, mongrel
USAGE
between




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