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Definition of 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.
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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