Definition of ABOUT

Adjective : ABOUT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) on the move; "up and about"; "the whole town was astir over the incident" ;

Adverb : ABOUT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) in the area or vicinity; "a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight" ;

  • 4. (

    ) used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction; "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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) in or to a reversed position or direction; "about face"; "suddenly she turned around" ;

  • 6. (

    ) in rotation or succession; "turn about is fair play" ;

  • 7. (

    ) (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "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" ;

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