Dictionary Results for about


1. about - adjective

· on the move; "up and about"; "the whole town was astir over the incident"

Synonym(s): astir




2. about - adverb

· (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; "lasted approximately an hour"; "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"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party"

Synonym(s): approximately, close_to, just_about, some, roughly, more_or_less, around, or_so




3. about - adverb

· all around or on all sides; "dirty clothes lying around (or about)"; "let's look about for help"; "There were trees growing all around"; "she looked around her"

Synonym(s): around




4. about - adverb

· in the area or vicinity; "a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight"

Synonym(s): around




5. about - adverb

· used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction; "wandering about with no place to go"; "people were rushing about"; "news gets around (or about)"; "traveled around in Asia"; "he needs advice from someone who's been around"; "she sleeps around"

Synonym(s): around




6. about - adverb

· in or to a reversed position or direction; "about face"; "suddenly she turned around"

Synonym(s): around




7. about - adverb

· in rotation or succession; "turn about is fair play"




8. about - adverb

· (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees"

Synonym(s): almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh





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