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about (adverb)
1.
a) reasonably close to - about a year ago
b) - almost about starved
c) on the verge of - usually used with be and a following infinitive is about to join the army used with a negative to express intention or determination not about to quit
2.
on all sides - around
3.
a) in rotation
b) around the outside
4.
- here and there
5.
in the vicinity - near
6.
in the opposite direction - face about the other way about
about (preposition)
1.
in a circle around on every side of - around
2.
a) in the immediate neighborhood of - near
b) on or near the person of
c) in the makeup of - a mature wisdom about him
d) at the command of - has his wits about him
3.
engaged in - act as if they know what they're about T. S. Matthews
4.
a) with regard to - concerning spoke about his past
b) concerned with
c) fundamentally concerned with or directed toward - poker is about money David Mamet
5.
over or in different parts of
about (adjective)
1.
moving from place to place , specifically being out of bed
2.
- around
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
about (adverb)
1.
on all sides or in every direction
SYNONIMS:
about, round
RELATED WORDS:
all over, everyplace, everywhere; abroad, afloat, hereabouts ( hereabout)
about (adverb)
2.
toward the opposite direction
SYNONIMS:
about, back, backward ( backwards), round
RELATED WORDS:
behind, down, downward ( downwards), rearward ( rearwards); obversely, reversely; across, athwart, counter, counterclockwise, widdershins ( withershins)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
clockwise, deasil
about (adverb)
3.
very close to but not completely
SYNONIMS:
about, all but, borderline, fair, fairly, feckly, more or less, most, much, near, nearly, next to, nigh, practically, somewhere, virtually, well-nigh
RELATED WORDS:
appreciably, by and large, chiefly, largely, mainly, mostly; kind of, partially, partly, somewhat
NEAR ANTONYMS:
absolutely, altogether, completely, entirely, fully, plain, plumb [], quite, thoroughly; totally, utterly, well, wholly; barely, hardly, scarcely
about (adverb)
4.
close to but not exactly
SYNONIMS:
about, around, like, more or less, much, near, plus or minus, roughly, say, some
RELATED WORDS:
generally, kind of, loosely; nearly, nominally, practically, virtually, well-nigh
NEAR ANTONYMS:
due, even, just, sharp, smack-dab, squarely
exactly, precisely
about (adverb)
5.
in one place and another
SYNONIMS:
about, around, passim
RELATED WORDS:
all over, everyplace, everywhere, far and wide, high and low, right and left, throughout, ubiquitously
NEAR ANTONYMS:
nowhere
about (preposition)
1.
having to do with
SYNONIMS:
apropos, apropos of, as far as, as for, as regards ( as respects), as to, concerning, of, on, regarding, respecting, touching, toward ( towards)
RELATED WORDS:
over
in regard to, in respect to, in view of, with regard to, with respect to
about (preposition)
2.
close to
SYNONIMS:
about, by, near, next to, nigh
RELATED WORDS:
alongside, beside; across, along, at; circa; toward ( towards)
about (preposition)
3.
in random positions within the boundaries of
SYNONIMS:
about, across, over, round, through, throughout
RELATED WORDS:
on
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