HyperDic: about

English > 8 senses of the word about:
ADVERBallabout, approximately, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
allabout, aroundall around or on all sides
allabout, aroundin the area or vicinity
allabout, aroundused of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
allabout, aroundin or to a reversed position or direction
allaboutin rotation or succession
allabout, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
ADJECTIVEallabout, astiron the move
about > pronunciation
Soundsahbaw't
Rhymesall-out ... workout: 67 rhymes with awt...
English > about: 8 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOn the move.
Example"up and about"
Synonymastir
BroaderactiveCharacterized by energetic / energetic activity
English > about: 8 senses > adverb 1
Meaning(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct.
Examples
  • "in just about a minute"
  • "he's about 30 years old"
  • "I've had about all I can stand"
  • "we meet about once a month"
Synonymsapproximately, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so
Spanishaproximadamente, cerca, unos, un poco
Catalanaproximadament, una mica
English > about: 8 senses > adverb 2
MeaningAll around or on all sides.
Examples
  • "dirty clothes lying around (or about)"
  • "let's look about for help"
Synonymaround
Spanishalrededor, aproximadamente
English > about: 8 senses > adverb 3
MeaningIn the area or vicinity.
Example"a few spectators standing about"
Synonymaround
English > about: 8 senses > adverb 4
MeaningUsed of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction.
Examples
  • "wandering about with no place to go"
  • "people were rushing about"
  • "news gets around (or about)"
Synonymaround
Spanishalrededor
English > about: 8 senses > adverb 5
MeaningIn or to a reversed position or direction.
Example"about face"
Synonymaround
English > about: 8 senses > adverb 6
MeaningIn rotation or succession.
Example"turn about is fair play"
English > about: 8 senses > adverb 7
Meaning(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but.
Example"the job is (just) about done"
Synonymsalmost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh
Spanishaproximadamente, casi, cerca, más, prácticamente, virtualmente
Catalancasi, gairebé, quasi

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