about

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adv. around, round, on all sides; approximately; nearly, almost. —prep. concerning, regarding, anent, respecting. See relation, nearness.
II
(Roget's IV) modif. & prep.
1. [Approximately]
Syn. roughly, nearly, around; see approximately .
2. [Concerning]
Syn. regarding, respecting, concerning, touching, of, on, in relation to, relative to, reLating to, as regards, with regard to, with respect to, in the matter of, in reference to, with reference to, referring to, as concerns, so far as (something) is concerned, in connection with, apropos of, connected with, concerned with, dealing with, thereunto, in re (Latin), thereby, hereof, wherein, with a view toward, as to, as for, anent.
3. [Around]
Syn. surrounding, round about, on all sides; see around 1 .
4. [Active]
Syn. astir, in motion, alert; see active 1 , 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
prep.
1. encircling on every side, all around, enveloping, encompassing, surrounding.
2. approximately almost, nearly, close to, more or less, roughly.
3. referring to concerning, in reference to, regarding, relative to, as respects, dealing with, touching on.
II
adv.
1. in the reverse direction backwards, around, opposite direction.
2. here and there hither and thither, helter-skelter, far and wide.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adverb 1. Near to in quantity or amount: almost, approximately, nearly, roughly. Idiom: on the order of. See NEAR. 2. In or toward a former location or condition: around, back, backward, backwards, rearward, round. See APPROACH. 3. Toward the back: around, back, backward, backwards, rearward. See PRECEDE.

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