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"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 5

Definition

A direction from a location. Indicates in any or every direction, on every side.

Examples of how the word is used

about illustration Look about you and what do you see?
about illustration Look about for flowers that face upward.