archaic spelling of among
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?’;
Denotes a belonging of a person or a thing to a group.
‘He is among the few who completely understand the subject.’;
Denotes a sharing of a common feature in a group.
‘Lactose intolerance is common among people of Asian heritage.’;
Mixed or mingled; surrounded by.
‘They heard,And from his presence hid themselves amongThe thickest trees.’;
Conjoined, or associated with, or making part of the number of; in the number or class of.
‘Blessed art thou among women.’;
Expressing a relation of dispersion, distribution, etc.; also, a relation of reciprocal action.
‘What news among the merchants?’; ‘Human sacrifices were practiced among them.’; ‘Divide that gold amongst you.’; ‘Whether they quarreled among themselves, or with their neighbors.’;
situated more or less centrally in relation to (several other things)
‘you're among friends’; ‘flowers hidden among the roots of the trees’;
being a member or members of (a larger set)
‘snakes are among the animals most feared by man’; ‘a British woman was among the 54 victims of the disaster’;
occurring in or shared by (some members of a group or community)
‘members of the government bickered among themselves’; ‘a drop in tooth decay among children’;
indicating a division, choice, or differentiation involving three or more participants
‘the State Council would elect a temporary president from among its members’; ‘the old king called the three princesses to divide his kingdom among them’;