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About meaning

about - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. Around; all round; on every side of.
  2. 2. In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on ( one's person).
  3. 3. Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout.
  4. 4. In concern with; engaged in; intent on.
  5. 5. On the point or verge of; going; in act of.
  6. 6. Concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching.
  7. 7. On all sides; around.
  8. 8. In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across.
  9. 9. Here and there; around; in one place and another.
  10. 10. To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; as, to face about; to turn one's self about.
  11. 11. Near; not far from; - determining approximately time, size, quantity.
  12. 12. Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, about as cold; about as high; - also of quantity, number, time.
  13. 13. Around; near to; concerning; engaged in.
  14. 14. Circuitously; here and there; nearly.

about - examples of usage

  1. I'll say no more about him. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. He 'knowed' all about it. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. " I'm not so sure about that. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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