part of speech: preposition

definition 1: concerning.

  • The library has some nice books about trains.

definition 2: near; in the area of.

  • They are about the office somewhere.

definition 3: on each side of; around.

  • All about me was ocean, as far as the eye could see.


part of speech: adverb

definition 1: more or less; nearly.

  • It costs about ten dollars.

definition 2: on all sides; here and there.

  • Look about for the lost sock.

definition 3: in the same area; nearby.

  • They are somewhere about.

definition 4: to the opposite direction.

  • Turn the car about.


part of speech: adjective

definition: moving around.

  • He was out and about early.


phrase: about to