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regarding, concerning; next to; nearby; connected to
around; approximately; in the area, nearby
About Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
erga, super, inter, ferme; fere
About Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout.
On the point or verge of; going; in act of.
Near; not far from; -- determining approximately time, size, quantity.
In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on (one's person).
In concern with; engaged in; intent on.
Concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching.
Around; all round; on every side of.
To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; as, to face about; to turn one's self about.
On all sides; around.
Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, about as cold; about as high; -- also of quantity, number, time.
In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across.
Here and there; around; in one place and another.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

the ears, in close proximity to; near at hand...
see also ear

  similar words(57) 

 thresh about 
 round about 
 walk about 
 think about 
 about the ears 
 kick about 
 to fling about 
 get about 
 to see about a thing 
 lark about 
 come about 
 lounge about 
 set about 
 thrash about 
 just about 
 to send to the right-about 
 about turn 
 to heave about 
 swing about 
 to beat about 
 turn and turn about 
 to lay about 
 to look about one 
 to look about 
 muck about 
 write about 
 to hem about 
 to roll about 
 mess about 
 arse about 
 to beat about the bush 
 knowledgeable about 
 to brace about 
 to throw about 
 mill about 
 bring about 
 bum about 
 revolve about 
 to bring about 
 to haw and gee about 
 talk about 
 to turn about 
 to go about 
 to lay about one 
 knock about 
 to put about 
 to dangle about 
 to knock about 

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 go about 
 to come about 
 lie about 
 to set about 
 to fly about 
The Phrase Finder
Change direction.
Originally a military command in the US.
Change direction.
Originally a military command in the UK.
Back to front.
Australian slang.
To prevaricate and avoid coming to a conclusion.
From hunting, where huntsmen gingerly beat around bushes that might contain a dangerous quarry.
Playing the fool.
The word lark means prank or jest.
To state a fact in a way that allows no doubt.
The bones referred to are dice (originally made from bone).
From Shakespeare's play.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
prep., um, im, iomam, (place) timpeall, timcheall, i dtimcheall;
approximately: thimpeall is
concerning: tar, ar, i dtaobh, um, thart
under: fa, fá, fó
adj., anonn is anall (of motion); ar gach taobh
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
about; to run out
Am = prep. about, round, conj. for, because. A prefix answering to Circum
Amdori = v. to amputate, to cut about
Amdramwy = v. to wander about
Amfrwys = a. branching about
Amgludo = v. to carry about
Amgreiaio = v. to roll about
Amgylch = n. a circuit; an environ; a. round about
Amlifo = v. to flow about
Amrwymo = v. to bind round about
Amsang = n. a treading about
Amsathr = n. a trembling about
Amsathru = v. to tread about
Bustachu = v. to buffet about
Chweriad = n. a playing about
Chwilotai = n. a pryer about
Chwiwian = v. to hunt about
Chwiwio = v. to fly about; to pry to pilfer
Chwyno = v. to stir about
Cylch = n. a circle; zone, a round; circuit; a hoop, prep. about, round
Cynniwair = n. hovering about
Cynniweirio = v. to hover about
Dam = a prefix to denote being about, or circumscribe
Dambwyo = v. to beat about
Damddyblygu = v. to be folding about
Damdoi = v. to cover about
Damdorchi = v. to wreath about
Damdori = v. to cover about
Damdramwy = v. to travel about
Damdreimio = v. to look about
Damdrosi = v. to drive about
Damdyfu = v. to grow about
Damdyru = v. to heap about
Damdywys = v. to lead about
Damfachu = v. to grapple about
Damffrydio = v. to flow about
Damfwrw = v. to cast about
Damgaeru = v. to fortify about
Damgludo = v. to carry about
Damglymu = v. to be tying about
Damgnoi = v. to fret about
Damgreinio = v. to crawl about
Damlynu = v. to adhere about
Damnyddu = v. to twist about
Daramred = n. circulation, to go about
Darchwhareu = v. to sport about
Darchwilio = v. to pry about
Deutu = n. two sides; about
Dyboeri = v. to spit about
Dyrain = v. to frisk about; n. friskness
Ermilus = a. prowling about
Ffilliad = n. a writhing about
Godechiad = n. a lurking about
Gweisgio = v. to slip about
Gwesteiad = n. a visiting about
Gwibad = n. a ranging about
Gwiblad = n. a flying about
Gwiblo = v. to fly or gad about
Gwica = v. to hawk or cry about
Gwilhersu = v. to romp about
Hychwil = a. apt to pry about
Llymant = n. a prying about
Llymanta = v. to pry about; perform magic tricks
Oddeutu = prep. on both sides; about
Oddigylch = prep. from about
Palfaliad = n. a groping about
Palfalu = v. to grope about
Pendreiglo = v. to roll the heart about
Pilc = n. what turns about
Rhefedd = n. thickness about
Rheu = v. to run about; to move
Rhodiana = v. to stroll about
Rhodio = v. to walk about
Rholian = v. to be rolling about
Rholio = v. to roll or turn about
Tramwy = n. a going about
Tramwyo = v. to go about
Trosi = v. to turn out; to move onward; to move about
Tywio = v. to spread about
Tywu = v. to spread about
Ynghylch = adv. about, round
Ystraff = n. what strews about
Australian Slang
used to add emphasis to a statement: “Talk about laugh”
behave in the manner of an effeminate homosexual male
interrogative requesting someone's opinion: “What about that guy the other night? Wasn't he freaky?”
WordNet 2.0

1. on the move; "up and about"; "the whole town was astir over the incident"
(synonym) about(p), astir(p)
(similar) active

1. (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) approximately, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so
2. 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) around
3. in the area or vicinity; "a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight"
(synonym) around
4. 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) around
5. in or to a reversed position or direction; "about face"; "brought the ship about"; "suddenly she turned around"
(synonym) around
6. in rotation or succession; "turn about is fair play"
7. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for `almost'; "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) just about, almost, most, all but, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh
About Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
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About Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
abOUT was a Toronto-based online biweekly lifestyles and current affairs magazine, serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities of North America.

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About may refer to:
  •, an online source for original information and advice.
  • abOUT, an LGBT magazine
  • About URI scheme, an internal URI scheme
  • About box, displays information about a computer software

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about is an internal URI scheme (also known as a “URL scheme” or, erroneously, “protocol”) implemented in various Web browsers to reveal internal state and built-in functions. It is an IANA officially registered scheme, and is standardized.

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