about prep

OE onbutan, about, around, on the outside.

  1. Regarding; concerning; respecting; relating to.
  2. On every side of; concerning the outer appearance of.
  3. Concerned in; doing business regarding.
  4. Around; near in place to; in the area of; surrounding; in a defined area of.
  5. Near in time.

about adv

see about, prep.

  1. Switching places; turning around; changing around.
  2. All around; here and there; in one place and another.