Pronunciation: (u-mung'),[key] —prep. 1. in, into, or through the midst of; in association or connection with; surrounded by: He was among friends. 2. in the midst of, so as to influence: missionary work among the local people. 3. with a share for each of: Divide the cigars among you. 4. in the number, class, or group of; of or out of: That is among the things we must do. 5. by all or with the whole of; by most or with many of: popular among the people. 6. by the joint or reciprocal action of: Settle it among yourselves. 7. each with the other; mutually: They quarreled among themselves. 8. familiar to or characteristic of: a proverb among the Spanish.