Definition of "about" in Essential British English Dictionary


adverb uk /əˈbaʊt/

A1 close to a particular number or time, although not exactly that number or time:

It happened about two months ago.

UK to or in different parts of a place:

She just leaves her clothes lying about.
be about to do something

to be going to do something very soon:

I’m about to leave.

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