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Synonyms for aboutəˈbaʊt

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    on the move

    "up and about"; "the whole town was astir over the incident"

    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

    "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 hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party"

    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

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

    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

    "a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight"

    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

    "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 around"

    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

    "about face"; "suddenly she turned around"

    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

    "turn about is fair play"

    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

    "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees"

    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

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