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About (IPA: /əˈbaʊt/)


About (prep.)

Around; all round; on every side of.

About (prep.)

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

About (prep.)

Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout.

About (prep.)

Near; not far from; -- determining approximately time, size, quantity.

About (prep.)

In concern with; engaged in; intent on.

About (prep.)

On the point or verge of; going; in act of.

About (prep.)

Concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching.

About (adv.)

On all sides; around.

About (adv.)

In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across.

About (adv.)

Here and there; around; in one place and another.

About (adv.)

Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, about as cold; about as high; -- also of quantity, number, time.

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.