How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"about" is from "abutan" (round) spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.
Indicates surrounding. Shows where something is located in relation to something else. Can be used with many things.
Examples of how the word is used
|On we went, floating towards the heart of this strange place--with water all about us.|
|He walked excitedly up and down, his thumbs thrust into the red silk sash that was knotted about his waist.|