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a·mong

among

 
 
pronunciation:
muhng
features:
Note
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: in or through the midst of.
Weeds began to grew among the flowers.
similar words:
midst, through
definition 2: as a part of; together with.
He was happy to be working among friends again.
similar words:
midst
definition 3: into portions for each of more than two.
The remaining bread was divided among the ten people.
definition 4: with all or most of.
The new comedy is popular among viewers.
definition 5: in the group or class of.
These two things are among the items to consider in making our decision.
among or between?
Between is used when talking about two people or things.
Among is used when talking about three or more people or things.
Compare:
  • Bill and Ben divided the pizza between themselves.
  • Tony, Tom, and Tim divided the pizza among themselves.