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1. about

adverb. ['əˈbaʊt'] (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct.

Synonyms

  • around
  • or so
  • just about
  • more or less
  • roughly
  • some
  • close to

Antonyms

  • many
  • little
  • ordinary
  • least

Etymology

  • about (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with About

  • stake-out
  • without
  • throughout
  • strout
  • sprout
  • reroute
  • redoubt
  • devout
  • troutt
  • trout
  • stoute
  • stout
  • spout
  • snout
  • shrout
  • scout
  • prout
  • krout
  • kraut
  • grout
  • flout
  • drought
  • crout
  • clout
  • all-out
  • tout
  • thuot
  • shout
  • routt
  • route

How do you pronounce about?

Pronounce about as əˈbaʊt.

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Example sentences of the word about


1. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Part of the tax shield approach is thinking about which path is best for your business.

2. Adverb
Water the Amaryllis belladonna seeds regularly, about three times a week for three to five minutes a watering.

Quotes containing the word about


1. We need to talk. All of us About what we're going to do now.""I was going to watch Project Runway.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

2. About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.
- Rita Mae Brown

3. About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.
- Tommy Lasorda

2. about-face

noun. act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation.

Synonyms

  • about turn
  • turnabout
  • turnaround
  • reversion
  • reversal

Antonyms

  • head
  • obverse
  • forward
  • time off

3. about-face

noun. a major change in attitude or principle or point of view.

Synonyms

  • policy change
  • undoing
  • change
  • reversal

Antonyms

  • falsify
  • stay
  • synchronize
  • consecrate

4. about-face

verb. turn, usually 180 degrees.

Antonyms

  • destabilize

5. about

adverb. ['əˈbaʊt'] all around or on all sides.

Antonyms

  • generous

Etymology

  • about (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. about

adverb. ['əˈbaʊt'] in the area or vicinity.

Antonyms

  • go

Etymology

  • about (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. about

adverb. ['əˈbaʊt'] in or to a reversed position or direction.

Antonyms

  • natural

Etymology

  • about (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. about

adverb. ['əˈbaʊt'] used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction.

Antonyms

  • dull

Etymology

  • about (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. about

adverb. ['əˈbaʊt'] (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but.

Synonyms

  • most
  • almost
  • near
  • nearly
  • well-nigh
  • nigh

Antonyms

  • lethargic
  • passive
  • dormant
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • about (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. about

adjective. ['əˈbaʊt'] on the move.

Synonyms

  • astir

Antonyms

  • all
  • no

Etymology

  • about (Middle English (1100-1500))
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