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(1):

(prep.) In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on (one's person).

(2):

(prep.) Around; all round; on every side of.

(3):

(prep.) Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout.

(4):

(prep.) On the point or verge of; going; in act of.

(5):

(prep.) Concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching.

(6):

(adv.) On all sides; around.

(7):

(prep.) In concern with; engaged in; intent on.

(8):

(adv.) Here and there; around; in one place and another.

(9):

(adv.) Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, about as cold; about as high; - also of quantity, number, time.

(10):

(adv.) To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; as, to face about; to turn one's self about.

(11):

(prep.) Near; not far from; - determining approximately time, size, quantity.

(12):

(adv.) In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'About'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/a/about.html. 1828.

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