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Definition of "among" []

  • In the midst of; surrounded by: a pine tree among cedars. (preposition)
  • In the group, number, or class of: She is among the wealthy. (preposition)
  • In the company of; in association with: traveling among a group of tourists. (preposition)
  • By many or the entire number of; with many: a custom popular among the Greeks. (preposition)
  • By the joint action of: Among us, we will finish the job. (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "among" in a sentence
  • "The younger men among the leading city families furnished most of the captains for the city regiments, —among them being Henry S. Livingston, Abraham Van Wyck, John Berrian, John J. Roosevelt, and others."
  • "“_And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles_, _in the midst of many people as a_ LION _among the beasts of the forest_, _as a_ YOUNG LION _among the flocks of sheep_: _who_, _if he go through_,"
  • "Peter de Jager, coauthor with Richard Burgeon of Managing 00, helped popularize the term among the netties, as did Dan Rather of the broadcast network netties."