Meaning of ABOUT in English
I . prep.
Around, round, encircling, surrounding.
Near, near to, not far from.
Concerning, touching, respecting, relating to, relative to, with respect to, with reference to, in regard to, with regard to.
Through, over, all over, in all parts of.
II . ad.
Around, hind part before, end for end, in an opposite direction.
Hither and thither, here and there, from one place to another, in various places.
Nearly, near, approximately, not far from, almost, well-nigh.
Ready, on the point, on the eve.
Soule. Dictionary of English synonyms. Словарь английских синонимов. 2012