a·mongst [uh-muhngst, uh-muhngkst] Show IPA preposition Chiefly British . among. Origin:
1200–50;  earlier amongs, Middle English amonges,  equivalent to among among + -es  adv. genitive suffix; excrescent -t  as in against

among or amongst  (əˈmʌŋ)   prep
1. in the midst of: he lived among the Indians
2. to each of: divide the reward among yourselves
3. in the group, class, or number of: ranked among the greatest writers
4. taken out of (a group): he is only one among many

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It is a variant form of among.
Ex. I was amongst the last to leave.
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