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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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]