- 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.
- 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
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.”