Definition of About in English :
Define About in English
About meaning in English
Meaning of About in English
Pronunciation of About in English
About pronunciation in English
Pronounce About in Englishsee synonyms of about
1. about, astir
on the move
Example Sentences:'up and about''the whole town was astir over the incident'
(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
Example Sentences:'lasted approximately an hour''in just about a minute''he's about 30 years old''I've had about all I can stand''we meet about once a month''some forty people came''weighs around a hundred pounds''roughly $3,000''holds 3 gallons, more or less''20 or so people were at the party'
3. about, around
all around or on all sides
Example Sentences:'dirty clothes lying around (or about)''let's look about for help''There were trees growing all around''she looked around her'
4. about, around
in the area or vicinity
Example Sentences:'a few spectators standing about''hanging around''waited around for the next flight'
5. about, around
used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
Example Sentences:'wandering about with no place to go''people were rushing about''news gets around (or about)''traveled around in Asia''he needs advice from someone who's been around''she sleeps around'
6. about, around
in or to a reversed position or direction
Example Sentences:'about face''suddenly she turned around'
in rotation or succession
Example Sentences:'turn about is fair play'
(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
Example Sentences:'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'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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