(chiefly British also amongst /əˈməNGst/)
- 1Surrounded by; in the company of: wild strawberries 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): he was among the first 29 students enrolled snakes are among the animals most feared by humansMore example sentences
included in, one/some of, in the group/number of
- 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 practiced by (some members of a community): a drop in tooth decay among children this pronunciation is not popular among the general public rooting out abuses among the clergyMore 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.
- 3.1Involving most or all members of a group reciprocally: members of the government bickered among themselvesMore example sentences
jointly, mutually, together, with one another
- The move helped investigators share documents more easily among themselves.
- The scheme involves venues sharing information about troublemakers among themselves and with the police.
- The cliques of politicians who had shared power among themselves so cynically since the Restoration now came under attack.
- 4Indicating a division, choice, or differentiation involving three or more participants: the king called the three princesses to divide his kingdom among them choosing a privatization scheme from among five modelsMore 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).
See between (usage).