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Definitions of about

  1. Around; all round; on every side of. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on (one's person). Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. In concern with; engaged in; intent on. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. On the point or verge of; going; in act of. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Near; not far from; - determining approximately time, size, quantity. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Concerned in; somewhere near; all around; over; beside; relating to; as, the story was about animals. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Round on the out side: around: here and there in: near to: concerning: engaged in. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. On the outside or on every side of; all around; over; beside; somewhere near; in connection with; engaged in. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Round; near to; on the point of; concerned or engaged in; relating to; respecting. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. all around or on all sides; "dirty clothes lying around (or about)"; "let's look about for help"; "There were trees growing all around"; "she looked around her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. in or to a reversed position or direction; "about face"; "brought the ship about"; "suddenly she turned around" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for `almost'; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. On all sides; around. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Here and there; around; in one place and another. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, about as cold; about as high; - also of quantity, number, time. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Around; on every side; nearly; near to; in a reversed position; half around; as, about face; intending; as, he was about to go; in rotation; as, turn about is fair play. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Around: nearly: here and there. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Around; near to; concerning; engaged in. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Circuitously; here and there; nearly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. On every side; around; almost; ready; to and fro. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Around; circuitously; nearly; here and there. About town, frequenting fashionable places about town. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. on the move; "up and about"; "the whole town was astir over the incident" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for about

  1. Look about if you are not afraid. – A Little Wizard by Stanley J. Weyman
  2. Why, about Orsino of course. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
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