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
1. Mixed or mingled; surrounded by.
And from his presence hid themselves among
The thickest trees. --Milton.
2. Conjoined, or associated with, or making part of the
number of; in the number or class of.
Blessed art thou among women. --Luke i. 28.
3. Expressing a relation of dispersion, distribution, etc.;
also, a relation of reciprocal action.
What news among the merchants? --Shak.
Human sacrifices were practiced among them. --Hume.
Divide that gold amongst you. --Marlowe.
Whether they quarreled among themselves, or with
their neighbors. --Addison.
Syn: Amidst; between. See Amidst, Between.