Definitions, Meanings, Synonyms, Examples and Famous Quotes of about in English
UK /əˈbaʊt /
US /əˈbaʊt /
On the subject of; concerning.
"I was thinking about you"
On the subject of, or connected with
"What's that book about?"
(used with a number or quantity) approximately.
"Reduced by about 5 percent"
Used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
"News gets around (or about)"
In or to a reversed position or direction
In the area or vicinity
"A few spectators standing about"
All around or on all sides
"Let's look about for help"
(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
"The job is (just) about done"
(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
"We meet about once a month"
On the move
"Up and about"
Similar to (1)
For about $ 30,000.
He's about 35
Up and about
About 50 years old
"If you're right & I'm not, I'm going to be hell to live with, she said. So, you better think about that next time you want to be right."
"At the end of the day, somebody someday is going to say something about you. At least you can look back and say you lived the way you wanted to."
"I think I'm finally growing up - and about time."
"For thousands of years, there have been lies about being gay or not being gay. If you know they're lies, you're free."
"I think I've been asked just about every question under the sun. I'm just really honored that people are even interested in asking me questions."