about

about / əˈbaʊt /

preposition
of; concerning; in regard to:
instructions about the work; a book about the Civil War.
connected or associated with:
There was an air of mystery about him.

adverb
near in time, number, degree, etc.; approximately:
It’s about five miles from here.
nearly; almost:
Dinner is about ready.

adjective
moving around; astir:
He was up and about while the rest of us still slept.
in existence; current; prevalent:
Chicken pox is about.

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