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Most common English words: man « upon « may « #71: about » its » time » only

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Old English onbūtan, from on + būtan (outside).

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Patrono:En-prep

  1. Around; all round; outside or on every side of.
    • If thou beest not immortal look about you. - Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, II-iii
    • Bind them about thy neck. - Proverbs 3:3
  2. In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on (one's person).
  3. Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout.
  4. Near; not far from; -- determining approximately time, size, quantity.
    • To-morrow, about this time. - Exodus 9:18
    • She is about my height. - Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, IV-iv
    • He went out about the third hour. - Matthew 20:3 (Note: This use passes into the adverbial sense.)
  5. In concern with; engaged in; intent on.
    • I must be about my Father's business. - Luke 2:49
  6. (Before a verbal noun or an infinitive): On the point or verge of; going; in act of.
    • Paul was now about to open his mouth. - Acts 18:14
  7. Concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching.

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About (not comparable)

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About

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  1. On all sides; around.
    • 'Tis time to look about. - Shakespeare, King Lear, IV-vii
  2. In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across.
  3. Here and there; around; in one place and another.
    • Wandering about from house to house. - 1 Timothy 5:13
  4. Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, about as cold; about as high; -- also of quantity, number, time.
    • There fell ... about three thousand men. - Exodus 22:28
  5. To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; as, to face about; to turn one's self about.

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About m. (plural Abouts)

  1. (technical) The extremity of a metallic or wooden element or piece.

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