about

12 ENTRIES FOUND:

about

adverb

Definition of ABOUT

1
on all sides or in every direction <people standing about waiting for a salesclerk to assist them>
Synonyms about, round
Related Words all over, everyplace, everywhere; abroad, afloat, hereabouts (or hereabout)
2
toward the opposite direction <turned about and saw the dog following him>
Synonyms about, back, backward (or backwards), round
Related Words behind, down, downward (or downwards), rearward (also rearwards); obversely, reversely; across, athwart, counter, counterclockwise, widdershins (also withershins)
Near Antonyms clockwise, deasil
3
very close to but not completely <about as many women as men signed up for the course in auto repair>
4
close to but not exactly <it's about a mile to the nearest gas station>
Near Antonyms due, even, just, sharp, smack-dab, squarely
Antonyms exactly, precisely
5
in one place and another <his garage was a dirty, cluttered place with various tools and engine parts just lying about>
Synonyms about, around, passim
Near Antonyms nowhere

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