Meaning of ABOUT in English


adv on all sides; around.

2. about ·prep around; all round; on every side of.

3. about ·prep in concern with; engaged in; intent on.

4. about ·prep on the point or verge of; going; in act of.

5. about ·adv here and there; around; in one place and another.

6. about ·prep concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching.

7. about ·prep near; not far from;

— determining approximately time, size, quantity.

8. about ·prep in the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on (one's person).

9. about ·adv in circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across.

10. about ·prep over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout.

11. about ·adv to a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; as, to face about; to turn one's self about.

12. about ·adv nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, ·etc.; as, about as cold; about as high;

— also of quantity, number, time.

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