Meaning of “about” - Learner’s Dictionary


preposition uk us /əˈbaʊt/

A1 relating to a particular subject or person:

a book about the Spanish Civil War
What was she talking about?
DIRECTION (also US around)

B2 to or in different parts of a place, often without purpose or order:

They were creeping about the garden.
We heard someone moving about outside.
what/how about ...?

used to make a suggestion:

How about France for a holiday?

B1 used to ask for someone's opinion on a particular subject:

What about Ann - is she nice?

(Definition of “about preposition” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)