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among

a·mong

among

 
pronunciation:
muhng
features:
Note
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: in or through the midst of.
a walk among the trees
similar words:
midst, through
definition 2: as a part of.
He worked among friends.
similar words:
midst
definition 3: into portions for each of more than two.
Bread was divided among ten people.
definition 4: with all or most of.
popular among viewers
definition 5: in the group or class of.
These are among the items to consider.
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.