about

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about is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
able - about - absolute
about is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Preposition[change]

Preposition
about

  1. You use about to say what subject something is related to.
    Let's not talk about her problems.
  2. If something moves about, it moves this way and that way.
    He walked about the place, looking everywhere.
  3. Having to do with, concerning, regarding.
    I will talk about dogs.

Synonyms[change]

Adverb[change]

Positive
about

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. You use about before a number or amount, to say that it may be a little more or a little less.
    We're here just about every week.
    About two years ago, I started skiing.

Adjective[change]

Positive
about

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. Something is about to happen, it will happen very soon.
    Please be seated. We're about to begin.

Related words[change]