- in, into, or through the midst of; in association or connection with; surrounded by: He was among friends.
- in the midst of, so as to influence: missionary work among the local people.
- with a share for each of: Divide the cigars among you.
- in the number, class, or group of; of or out of: That is among the things we must do.
- by all or with the whole of; by most or with many of: popular among the people.
- by the joint or reciprocal action of: Settle it among yourselves.
- each with the other; mutually: They quarreled among themselves.
- familiar to or characteristic of: a proverb among the Spanish.
Origin of among
Examples from the Web for among
Who among Scalise's constituents could possibly care if he supported naming a post office for a black judge who died in 1988?The Price of Steve Scalise’s Silence
January 7, 2015
He finished second in 2008 behind John McCain, and maintains a reservoir of good will among Republican social conservatives.Can Huckabee Convert the GOP’s Moneymen?
January 4, 2015
Among the characters to be portrayed were the people I had written about—the unsung heroes of the Selma campaign.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
The Walking Dead piled up an impressive body count in 2014, with Lizzie, Hershel, and Beth among its major casualties.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014
January 1, 2015
Among African Americans, the likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, or Jeremiah Wright cannot do it.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
Who among you ever received an injury from that kind old man?Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Among the passengers was a stout, good-looking man, a New York merchant.Brave and Bold
But among the veteran speculators the feeling was conservative.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
You may be almost the first girl to apply, or you may be among the latest, but not the too latest.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
Among his friends his speech was anticipated with lively interest.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
- in the midst ofhe lived among the Indians
- to each ofdivide the reward among yourselves
- in the group, class, or number ofranked among the greatest writers
- taken out of (a group)he is only one among many
- with one another within a group; by the joint action ofa lot of gossip among the women employees; decide it among yourselves
Word Origin and History for among
early 12c., from Old English onmang, from phrase on gemang "in a crowd," from gemengan "to mingle" (see mingle). Collective prefix ge- dropped 12c. leaving onmong, amang, among. Cf. Old Saxon angimang "among, amid;" Old Frisian mong "among."