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Definition of About

About

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

About Quotations

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. - Carl Jung
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Jung

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Bob Marley

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Steve Jobs

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. - William Arthur Ward
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
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About Translations

about in Afrikaans is omtrent, so, van, sowat, oor
about in Danish is om, omtrent
about in Dutch is circulerend, in omloop
about in French is concernant, quelque, autour de, environ
about in Italian is intorno, verso, attorno, circa
about in Latin is erga, super, inter, ferme; fere
about in Portuguese is cerca, sobre
about in Spanish is proximamente, alrededor, acerca de, acerca