English definition of “about”
APPROXIMATELY › used before a number or amount to mean approximately: It happened about two months ago.
DIRECTION UK (US around) › to or in different parts of a place, often without purpose or order: She's always leaving her clothes lying about.
NEAR UK informal (US around) › If someone or something is about, they are near to the place where you are now: Is Kate about?
be about to do sth › to be going to do something very soon: I stopped her just as she was about to leave.