Definition of about:

part of speech: preposition

Round on the out side: around: here and there in: near to: concerning: engaged in.

part of speech: adverb

Circuitously; here and there; nearly.

part of speech: adverb

Around: nearly: here and there.

part of speech: preposition

Concerned in; somewhere near; all around; over; beside; relating to; as, the story was about animals.

part of speech: adverb

Around; on every side; nearly; near to; in a reversed position; half around; as, about face; intending; as, he was about to go; in rotation; as, turn about is fair play.

part of speech: adverb

Around; near to; concerning; engaged in.

Usage examples for about:

  • " How about it, Penny? "Danger at the Drawbridge", Mildred A. Wirt.
  • It's about Mr. Jollyman. "Will Warburton", George Gissing.
  • That's all about Mrs. Canterby." "Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective", Ellis Parker Butler.
  • Did she tell you about that? "Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3", Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds.

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