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English

Etymology

From onġemang

Pronunciation

  • /əˈmʌŋ/, /@"mVN/
  • Hyphenation: a·mong

Preposition

among
  1. 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. Denotes belonging to a group.
    He is among the few who completely understand the subject.
  3. Denotes a shared or common feature.
    Lactose intolerance is common among people of Asian heritage.

Quotations

  • 1611 — King James Version of the Bible, Luke 1:1
    Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us...

Synonyms

Translations

mingling or intermixing

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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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