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(adverb, adj.sat, adj., prep.)
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There are 19 meanings of the word About.

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About - as an adverb

(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

Example: "Lasted approximately an hour"

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approximately29around7close tojust aboutmore or lessor soroughly14some6

All around or on all sides

Example: "Dirty clothes lying around (or about)"

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In the area or vicinity

Example: "A few spectators standing about"

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Used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction

Example: "Wandering about with no place to go"

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In or to a reversed position or direction

Example: "About face"

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In rotation or succession

Example: "Turn about is fair play"

(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

Example: "The job is (just) about done"

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About - as an adjective satellite

On the move

Example: "Up and about"

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About - as an adjective

Moving around; astir.

Example: "After my bout with guillan-barre syndrome, it took me 6 months to be up and about again."

In existence; being in evidence; apparent.

Example: "This idea has been about for a while but has only recently become fashionable."

Near; in the vicinity or neighbourhood.

Example: "I had my keys just a minute ago, so they must be about somewhere."

About - as a preposition

In a circle around; all round; on every side of; on the outside of.

Example: "The snake was coiled about his ankle."

Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout.

Example: "He was well known about town."

Indicates that something will happen very soon; indicates a plan or intention to do something.

Concerning; with regard to; on account of; on the subject of; to affect.

Example: "He talked a lot about his childhood."

Concerned with; engaged in; intent on.

Example: "To be about one's business"

Within or in the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place.

Example: "I can't find my reading glasses, but they must be somewhere about the house."

On one's person; nearby the person.

Example: "I had no weapon about me but a stick."

In or near, as in mental faculties or in the possession of; under the control of; at one's command; in one's makeup.

Example: "He has his wits about him."

Example Sentences

"I'm worried about my test results."
"Let's talk about your future plans."
"I heard a rumor about a new album release."
"I'm thinking about going to the gym."
"She told me an interesting story about her trip to Asia."
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Word Game Points

Is ABOUT a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, about is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

ABOUT has a SCRABBLE points total of 7.

Is ABOUT a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, about is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
ABOUT has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 9.

Is ABOUT a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, about is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
ABOUT has a WORDFEUD points total of 9.

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