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about

preposition

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1 having to do with
  • a poignant story about a young man who goes off to war

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2 close to
  • about the hedge there was a picket fence

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3 in random positions within the boundaries of
  • sparrows hopping about the lawn near the bird feeder

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about

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of about (Entry 2 of 3)

1 on all sides or in every direction
  • people standing about waiting for a salesclerk to assist them

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2 toward the opposite direction
  • turned about and saw the dog following him

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3 very close to but not completely
  • about as many attendees as last year signed up for the conference

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4 close to but not exactly
  • it's about a mile to the nearest gas station
  • we're about ready to get started

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5 in one place and another
  • his garage was a dirty, cluttered place with various tools and engine parts just lying about

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about

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of about (Entry 3 of 3)

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The first known use of about was before the 12th century

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abounds

about

about-face

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“About.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/about. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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