Part of speech: adverb

On all sides; around.

Part of speech: adverb

On every side; around; almost; ready; to and fro.

Part of speech: preposition

On the outside or on every side of; all around; over; beside; somewhere near; in connection with; engaged in.

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Usage examples "about":

  1. I told you about it once. - "Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero", F. Hopkinson Smith.
  2. You must not think that way about it. - "Molly Brown's Junior Days", Nell Speed.
  3. " I don't care about supper, thank you, uncle," said the lad. - "Hildegarde's Home", Laura E. Richards.