About

Pronunciation of About  

English Meaning

  1. Approximately; nearly: The interview lasted about an hour.
  2. Almost: The job is about done.
  3. To a reversed position or direction: Turn about and walk away slowly.
  4. In no particular direction: wandering about with no place to go.
  5. All around; on every side: Let's look about for help.
  6. In the area or vicinity; near: spoke to a few spectators standing about.
  7. In succession; one after another: Turn about is fair play.
  8. On the verge of; presently going to. Used with the infinitive: The chorus is about to sing.
  9. Usage Problem Used to show determination or intention in negative constructions with an infinitive: I am not about to concede the point.
  10. On all sides of; surrounding: I found an English garden all about me.
  11. In the vicinity of; around: explored the rivers and streams about the estate.
  12. Almost the same as; close to; near.
  13. In reference to; relating to; concerned with: a book about snakes.
  14. In the act or process of: While you're about it, please clean your room.
  15. In the possession or innate character of: Keep your wits about you.
  16. Moving here and there; astir: The patient is up and about.
  17. Being in evidence or existence: Rumors are about concerning his resignation.

   

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