:in a circle around :on every side of :around
- People gathered about him.
:in the immediate neighborhood of :near
- Fish are abundant about the reefs.
:on or near the person of
- had a pleasing fragrance about her
:in the makeup of
- a mature wisdom about him
- … act as if they know what they're about …
- —T. S. Matthews
:fundamentally concerned with or directed toward
- … poker is about money.
- —David Mamet
:over or in different parts of
- He traveled about the country.