1) prep. - Around; all round; on every side of.
2) prep. - In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on (one's person).
3) prep. - Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout.
4) prep. - Near; not far from; -- determining approximately time, size, quantity.
5) prep. - In concern with; engaged in; intent on.
6) prep. - On the point or verge of; going; in act of.
7) prep. - Concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching.
8) adv. - On all sides; around.
9) adv. - In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across.
10) adv. - Here and there; around; in one place and another.
11) adv. - Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, about as cold; about as high; -- also of quantity, number, time.
12) adv. - 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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