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  Words related to about

Related / Similar Words: approximately, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so, almost, most, all but, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh

 

Definition:
  • (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 hundre;
  • in the area or vicinity; "a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight";
  • 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";
  • in or to a reversed position or direction; "about face"; "brought the ship about"; "suddenly she turned around";
  • 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 a;
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  • in rotation or succession; "turn about is fair play";

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    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 大概 and 接近   Danish: i omkreds and næsten and om and omkring and and til  
    Dutch: om and omheen and ongeveer and op het punt and rond   Esperanto: -ota and pri and proksimume and ĉirkaŭ and ĉirkaŭe  
    Finnish: ''(elative case and lähes and noin and ympäri and ympärillä and ympärille   French: au sujet and au-dessus and autour and aux environs and en train and environ and proche  
    German: über and um and ungefähr   Greek: περί and σχεδόν and γύρω and για and κοντά  
    Hebrew: (ב)סביבות and בערך and לגבי and מסביב and סביב and עמד and באיזור and על   Japanese: ところ  
    Kurdish: dorî and teqrîben   Maltese: dwar and madwar  
    Norwegian: nesten and om and på veg til and rundt   Polish: dookoła and o and około and ponad and przy and wkoło  
    Portuguese: estar preste and perto and por aí and por volta and sobre   Romanian: despre and lângă  
    Russian: в окружности and вокруг and готов and кругом and о and по and почти and приблизительно and рядом   Slovak: okolo and pri  
    Slovene: o and okoli and okrog   Slovenian: približno  
    Spanish: a and alrededor and cerca and sobre   Swedish: om and and på väg att and runt and ungefär  
     
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