preposition see among

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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