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Dictionary definition for: About

1. (r) (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; "lasted approximately an hour" "in just about a minute" "he''s about 30 years old" "I''ve had about all I can stand" "we meet about once a month" "some forty people came" "weighs around a hundre

2. (r) all around or on all sides; "dirty clothes lying around (or about) "let''s look about for help" "There were trees growing all around" "she looked around her"

3. (r) in the area or vicinity; "a few spectators standing about" "hanging around" "waited around for the next flight"

4. (r) to or among many different places or in no particular direction; "wandering about with no place to go" "people were rushing about" "news gets around (or about) "traveled around in Asia" "he needs advice from someone who''s been around" "she sleeps a

5. (r) in or to a reversed position or direction; "about face" "brought the ship about" "suddenly she turned around"

6. (r) in rotation or succession; "turn about is fair play"

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