What are some alternative words for about?

Synonyms for aboutəˈbaʊt

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term about.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. about(p), astir(p)(adverb)

    on the move

    Antonyms:
    inactive

  2. approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so(adverb)

    (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

    Synonyms:
    well-nigh, rough, virtually, somewhat, slightly, or so, roughly, just about, some, nigh, most, about, nearly, more or less, almost, near, approximately, around, close to, round

    Antonyms:
    inactive

  3. about, around(adverb)

    all around or on all sides

    Synonyms:
    well-nigh, virtually, or so, roughly, just about, some, nigh, most, about, nearly, more or less, almost, near, approximately, around, close to, round

    Antonyms:
    inactive

  4. about, around(adverb)

    in the area or vicinity

    Synonyms:
    well-nigh, virtually, or so, roughly, just about, some, nigh, most, about, nearly, more or less, almost, near, approximately, around, close to, round

    Antonyms:
    inactive

  5. about, around(adverb)

    used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction

    Synonyms:
    well-nigh, virtually, or so, roughly, just about, some, nigh, most, about, nearly, more or less, almost, near, approximately, around, close to, round

    Antonyms:
    inactive

  6. about, around(adverb)

    in or to a reversed position or direction

    Synonyms:
    well-nigh, virtually, or so, roughly, just about, some, nigh, most, about, nearly, more or less, almost, near, approximately, around, close to, round

    Antonyms:
    inactive

  7. about(adverb)

    in rotation or succession

    Synonyms:
    most, around, nigh, some, virtually, well-nigh, close to, more or less, near, or so, just about, nearly, almost, approximately, roughly

    Antonyms:
    inactive

  8. about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh(adverb)

    (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

    Synonyms:
    well-nigh, virtually, closely, or so, intimately, roughly, just about, some, nigh, most, about, nearly, more or less, almost, close, near, approximately, around, to the highest degree, close to

    Antonyms:
    inactive

Editors Contribution

  1. approximately

    used to show that something is almost, but not completely, accurate or exact; roughly.

    a journey of approximately two hours.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. about(prep.)

    Synonyms:
    around, round, encircling, surrounding

  2. about(prep.)

    Synonyms:
    near, near to, not far from

  3. about(prep.)

    Synonyms:
    concerning, touching, respecting, relating to, relative to, with respect to, with reference to, in regard to, with regard to

  4. about(prep.)

    Synonyms:
    through, over

  5. about(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    around, here and there

  6. about(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    nearly, near, approximately, not far from

  7. about(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    ready, in a state of readiness, on the point

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

approximately, around, roughly, regarding, nearly, concerning, almost, towards, environ, toward, near, approx


Translations for about

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • حول, عن, حَواليArabic
  • тураһындаBashkir
  • зBelarusian
  • sobreCatalan, Valencian
  • o, okolo, kolem, asi, přibližněCzech
  • på, om, til, cirka, rundt om, omkring, angående, vedrørende, på vej til, omkreds, næstenDanish
  • über, von, um, ungefährGerman
  • για, κοντά, περί, [[γύρω]] [[από]], σχεδόν, γύρωGreek
  • [[ĉirkaŭe]] [[en]], kun, ĉirkaŭ, pri, tra, -ota, returnen, ĉirkaŭe, proksimumeEsperanto
  • sobre, encima, de, acerca de, alrededor, acerca, a punto, cercaSpanish
  • پیرامون, درباب, راجع به, درباره, نزدیک, در اطراف, نزدPersian
  • paikkeilla, -lla, noin, olla [[kysymys]], ympärillä, [[olla]] [[kyse]], aikeissa, vähällä, vaiheilla, osapuilleen, vieressä, lähellä, suunnilleen, läheisyydessä, -ssa, mukana, -sta, hoitaa, ympäril, [[toiselle]] [[halssille]], ympäri, peräkanaa, siellä täällä, peräjälkeen, ympärille, liikkeellä, likimain, peräkkäinFinnish
  • vers, environ, proche, environs, au sujet de, par-dessus, autour, à propos de, sur, de, au-dessus, sur le pointFrench
  • mu chuairt, mu, mu dheidhinn, mun cuairt, mu chuairt airScottish Gaelic
  • על, ב[[סביבה, ב[[איזור]], מסביב, בערךHebrew
  • के बारे मेंHindi
  • մասին, մոտ, շուրջArmenian
  • vicino, riguardando, stare per, riguardo, su, vicino a, circa, intornoItalian
  • に関して, ところ, 約, 周辺, 辺り, およそ, についてJapanese
  • გარშემოGeorgian
  • dorî, nêzî, teqrîbenKurdish
  • жөнүндө, жакын, жанындаKyrgyz
  • de, in, iturus sum, futurus sumLatin
  • ກ່ຽວກັບLao
  • tūlīt, apkārt, pa, tūliņ, pie, par, tikpat kāLatvian
  • штотуку не, приближно, околу, близу, наоколу, само што не, за, ваму-таму, речиси, обратноMacedonian
  • tentang, darihal, berkenaan dengan, برکناءن دڠن, مڠناءي, تنتڠ, دريحال, berkaitan dengan, mengenai, برکاءيتن دڠنMalay
  • dwar, madwarMaltese
  • rond, om, aangaande, over, bij, omheen, ongeveer, betreffende, in de buurt, op het punt staan, om-, rond-Dutch
  • rundt, om, omkring, angående, på veg til, nestenNorwegian
  • około, wokół, wokoło, przy, dookoła, o, ponad, tu i tam, niemal, prawie, wstecz, wszędzie, wkoło, tu i ówdziePolish
  • perto de, por volta de, nas, de, [[preocupado]]/[[lidando]] [[com]], prestes a, redondezas, perto, sobre, ao redor, por aí, mais ou menos, aproximadamente, em volta, cerca dePortuguese
  • lângă, în jurul, despre, camRomanian
  • гото́в, приме́рно, ря́дом, круго́м, про, по, недалеко́, приблизи́тельно, побли́зости, во́круг, об, о, туда́-сюда́, обратно, взад-вперёд, вокру́г, почти́Russian
  • о̏ко, o, ȍkoSerbo-Croatian
  • okolo, pri, oSlovak
  • o, okoli, okrog, približnoSlovene
  • på väg att, runt, om, på, angående, ungefärSwedish
  • etraf, yaklaşık, hakkındaTurkish
  • کے بارے میںUrdu
  • tefüVolapük
  • 大约Chinese
  • nga-Zulu

Get even more translations for about »

Translation

Find a translation for the about synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

Images & Illustrations of about

     Images & Illustrations of about Images & Illustrations of about Images & Illustrations of about

Discuss these about synonyms with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"about." Synonyms.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 19 Nov. 2017. <http://www.synonyms.net/synonym/about>.

Are we missing a good synonym for about?

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for about:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.