among

among [ə muŋ′]
prep.
[ME < OE on gemang, in the company (of) < on, in + gemang, a mingling, crowd < gemengan, MINGLE]
1. in the company of; surrounded by; included with a group of [you are among friends]
2. from place to place in [he passed among the crowd]
3. in the number or class of [included among his supporters]
4. by or with many of [a book popular among executives]
5. as compared with [one among thousands]
6. with a portion for each of [the estate was divided among the relatives]
7. by the reciprocal action of [don't quarrel among yourselves]
8.
a) by the concerted action of
b) in the joint possession of

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