Amongst
Among A*mong", Amongst A*mongst", prep. [OE. amongist, amonges, amonge, among, AS. onmang, ongemang, gemang, in a crowd or mixture. For the ending -st see {Amidst}. See {Mingle}.] 1. Mixed or mingled; surrounded by. [1913 Webster]

They heard, And from his presence hid themselves among The thickest trees. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Conjoined, or associated with, or making part of the number of; in the number or class of. [1913 Webster]

Blessed art thou among women. --Luke i. 28. [1913 Webster]

3. Expressing a relation of dispersion, distribution, etc.; also, a relation of reciprocal action. [1913 Webster]

What news among the merchants? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Human sacrifices were practiced among them. --Hume. [1913 Webster]

Divide that gold amongst you. --Marlowe. [1913 Webster]

Whether they quarreled among themselves, or with their neighbors. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Amidst; between. See {Amidst}, {Between}. [1913 Webster]


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  • amongst — (prep.) mid 13c., amonges, from AMONG (Cf. among) with adverbial genitive. Parasitic t first attested 16c. (see AMIDST (Cf. amidst)). It is well established in the south of England, but not much heard in the north. By similar evolutions, alongst… …   Etymology dictionary

  • amongst — [ə muŋst′] prep. [ AMONG + adv. gen. s + unhistoric t] chiefly Brit. var. of AMONG …   English World dictionary

  • amongst — among, amongst 1. Among is now roughly ten times more common than amongst. It is the oldest form, which gave rise to the by forms amonges (14c, no longer in use) and among(e)st (16c). There is no demonstrable difference of meaning between the two …   Modern English usage

  • amongst — /əˈmʌŋst / (say uh mungst) preposition 1. among. –phrase 2. get amongst, a. (of a wild animal) to move into (a flock, herd, etc.) in search of prey, causing panic: a fox getting amongst the chooks. b. to engage in doing, acquiring, consuming, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • amongst — [[t]əmʌ̱ŋst[/t]] PREP Amongst means the same as among. [LITERARY] Syn: among …   English dictionary

  • amongst — preposition see among …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • amongst — /euh mungst , euh mungkst /, prep. Chiefly Brit. among. [1200 50; earlier amongs, ME amonges, equiv. to among AMONG + es adv. gen. suffix; excrescent t as in AGAINST] * * * …   Universalium

  • amongst — a|mongst [ ə mʌŋst ] preposition MAINLY LITERARY AMONG …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • amongst — a·mongst || É™ mʌŋ(st) prep. amid, in; between …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amongst — prep. See among …   New dictionary of synonyms

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