Definition of About

1. Adjective. On the move. "The whole town was astir over the incident"

Exact synonyms: Astir
Similar to: Active

2. Adverb. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct. "20 or so people were at the party"

3. Adverb. All around or on all sides. "She looked around her"
Exact synonyms: Around

4. Adverb. In the area or vicinity. "Waited around for the next flight"
Exact synonyms: Around

5. Adverb. Used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction. "She sleeps around"
Exact synonyms: Around

6. Adverb. In or to a reversed position or direction. "Suddenly she turned around"
Exact synonyms: Around

7. Adverb. In rotation or succession. "Turn about is fair play"

8. Adverb. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but. "Most everyone agrees"
Exact synonyms: Almost, Most, Near, Nearly, Nigh, Virtually, Well-nigh

Definition of About

1. prep. Around; all round; on every side of.

2. adv. On all sides; around.

Definition of About

1. Preposition. In a circle around; all round; on every side of. ¹

2. Preposition. In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place. ¹

3. Preposition. Near; not far from; regarding approximately time, size, quantity. ¹

4. Preposition. On one's person. ¹

5. Preposition. In the command of; in possession of; in readiness for use; in or as part of the makeup of. ¹

6. Preposition. Concerned with; engaged in; intent on. ¹

7. Preposition. On the point or verge of; going; in act of. ¹

8. Preposition. Concerning; with regard to; on account of; on the subject of. ¹

9. Preposition. Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout. ¹

10. Adverb. On all sides; around. ¹

11. Adverb. In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside. ¹

12. Adverb. Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, quantity, or time. ¹

13. Adverb. Here and there; around; in one place and another. ¹

14. Adverb. Near; in the vicinity. ¹

15. Adverb. In succession; one after another. ¹

16. Adverb. To a reversed order; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; from a contrary point of view. ¹

17. Adjective. Moving around; astir. ¹

18. Adjective. In existence; being in evidence; apparent; ¹

19. Adjective. Normally active and capable. ¹

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Definition of About

1. approximately [adv] - See also: approximately

Lexicographical Neighbors of About

abound in
abound with
about (current term)
about face
about faces
about ship
about shipped
about shipping

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