What is about?

  • (adv): All around or on all sides.
    Example: "Let's look about for help"
    Synonyms: around
    See also — Additional definitions below

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More definitions of "about":

  • (adj): On the move.
    Example: "Up and about"
    Synonyms: astir
  • (adv): In the area or vicinity.
    Example: "A few spectators standing about"
    Synonyms: around
  • (adv): In or to a reversed position or direction.
    Example: "About face"; "brought the ship about"
    Synonyms: around
  • (adv): (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; 'near' is sometimes used informally for 'nearly' and 'most' is sometimes used informally for 'almost'.
    Example: "The job is (just) about done"
    Synonyms: just about, almost, most, all but, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh
  • (adv): To or among many different places or in no particular direction.
    Example: "Wandering about with no place to go"; "people were rushing about"
    Synonyms: around
  • (adv): In rotation or succession.
    Example: "Turn about is fair play"