Meaning of ABOUT in English

ABOUT

adv.

Function: preposition

1 in the vicinity of FF1C; about five miles to go FF1E;

Synonyms: around, circa, close on, near, nearby, nigh

Idioms: hard by, not far from

2

Synonyms: APROPOS , anent, as regards, as respects, as to, concerning, in re, re, respecting, touching

Idioms: in point of, with regard to

3

Synonyms: OVER 3, on, upon, with

4 here and there upon or within FF1C; traveled about the country FF1E;

Synonyms: round, through, throughout

Idioms: all over

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.