(chiefly British also amongst /əˈmʌŋst/)
- 1Situated more or less centrally in relation to (several other things): flowers hidden among the roots of the trees you’re among friendsMore example sentences
- Waking up to find a hung-over friend of a relative amongst the presents will certainly help that year stand out.
- The central two-hander is set among a group of friends, all of whom are married or about to marry.
- Birds filled the air with their song while butterflies danced amongst the wild flowers.
- 2Being a member or members of (a larger set): a British woman was among the 54 victims of the disaster snakes are among the animals most feared by manMore example sentences
- The document is now code and the code is now simply one window among others.
- I see the future of Turkey in Europe as a prosperous, tolerant, democratic country among others.
- According to the law, road users must give priority to, among others, the vehicles of state officials.
- 3Occurring in or shared by (some members of a group or community): a drop in tooth decay among children members of the government bickered among themselvesMore example sentences
- Another symbol popular among the gay community is the inverted triangle.
- During the late Nineties the general view among investors was that shares weren't things to be sold.
- She said that the general feeling among communities was that they were tired of these crimes and wanted action to be taken.
- 4Indicating a division, choice, or differentiation involving three or more participants: the old king called the three princesses to divide his kingdom among them the State Council would elect a temporary president from among its membersMore example sentences
between, to each of
- It was also indicated that the grant will be divided among the six participating institutions.
- The king was growing old, and thought to divide his kingdom among his daughters.
- Built for the use of one family, many are now divided among five to six families.
Old English ongemang (from on 'in' + gemang 'assemblage, mingling'). The -st of amongst represents -s (adverbial genitive) + -t probably by association with superlatives (as in against).