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 History of this Word

"about" is from "abutan" (round) spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

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grammar is modifier

"about" is a type of small common word

"about" is a part of the expression: bring about, cast about, come about, go about, how about, just about, knock about, mill about, see about, set about, stick about, up and about

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Meaning 2

Definition

Shows a characteristic of someone or something. Indicates the type of relationship that is being described. Can be applied to various people or things.

Examples of how the word is used

about illustration What I love about her is that she doesn't rush her moves.
about illustration The really glorious thing about all of these classic animated movies is that they?ve been restored to their original glory.