Definition of "about" in Essential British English Dictionary


preposition uk /əˈbaʊt/

A1 relating to a particular subject:

What was she talking about?

UK to or in different parts of a place:

We wandered about the town.
what/how about…?

A2 used to suggest something:

What about some lunch?
what/how about…?

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

What about this restaurant? Is it good?

(Definition of “about preposition” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)