English edit

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Etymology edit

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 edit

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

Preposition edit

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 edit

  • 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 edit

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Translations edit

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Anagrams edit

Bikol Central edit

Etymology edit

From amo +‎ -ng.

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

among (Basahan spelling ᜀᜋᜓᜅ᜔)

  1. Alternative form of amo (master; boss).

Cebuano edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: a‧mong

Verb edit

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 edit

Etymology edit

Compare Yami among.

Noun edit

among

  1. fish

Indonesian edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

among (plural among-among, first-person possessive amongku, second-person possessive amongmu, third-person possessive amongnya)

  1. jewelry in coronation of odonafi

Further reading edit

Javanese edit

Romanization edit

among

  1. Romanization of ꦲꦩꦺꦴꦁ

Lubuagan Kalinga edit

Noun edit

among

  1. party; banquet

Middle English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Preposition edit

among

  1. among

Adverb edit

among

  1. among

Descendants edit

  • English: among
  • Geordie English: amang
  • Scots: amang
  • Yola: amang, mang

References edit

Tagalog edit

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

among (Baybayin spelling ᜀᜋᜓᜅ᜔)

  1. (vulgar, colloquial) priest
    Synonym: pari
  2. (colloquial) boss; chief; master

Yami edit

Etymology edit

Compare Ibatan among.

Noun edit

among

  1. fish