among

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English

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Middle English among, amang, amonge, amange, from Old English amang, onġemang, equivalent to a- +‎ mong (crowd; group; throng). Cognate with Saterland Frisian monk, monken (among), West Frisian mank (among), Dutch mank, maank (among), German Low German mank, manken (among), dialectal German mang (among).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /əˈmʌŋ/, /əˈmɒŋ/
  • Audio (US):(file)
  • Hyphenation: a‧mong
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋ

Preposition

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

Usage notes

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  • For the comparison of among with between, see the usage notes in between.
  • Many Americans view "amongst" as an archaic/Commonwealth variant, and use "among" exclusively.

Synonyms

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Derived terms

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Translations

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See also

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Anagrams

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Bikol Central

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Etymology

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From amo +‎ -ng.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʔamoŋ/, [ˈʔa.moŋ]
  • Hyphenation: a‧mong

Noun

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among (Basahan spelling ᜀᜋᜓᜅ᜔)

  1. Alternative form of amo (master; boss)

Cebuano

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Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: a‧mong

Verb

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among

  1. to be made or become a collateral damage
  2. to implicate; to connect or involve in an unfavorable or criminal way with something
  3. to drag in

Ibatan

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Etymology

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Compare Yami among.

Noun

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among

  1. fish

Indonesian

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.).

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Noun

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among

  1. jewelry in coronation of odonafi

Further reading

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Javanese

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Romanization

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among

  1. Romanization of ꦲꦩꦺꦴꦁ

Lubuagan Kalinga

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Noun

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among

  1. party; banquet

Middle English

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Old English amang, onġemang, equivalent to a- +‎ mong.

Pronunciation

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Preposition

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among

  1. among

Adverb

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among

  1. among

Descendants

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  • English: among
  • Geordie English: amang
  • Scots: amang
  • Yola: amang, mang (aphetic)

References

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Tagalog

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Noun

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among (Baybayin spelling ᜀᜋᜓᜅ᜔) (colloquial)

  1. priest
    Synonym: pari
  2. boss; chief; master

Yami

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Etymology

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Compare Ibatan among.

Noun

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among

  1. fish