about preposition Definition in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “about” - Learner’s Dictionary

about

preposition     /əˈbaʊt/
SUBJECT
A1 relating to a particular subject or person: a book about the Spanish Civil War What was she talking about?Regarding and concerningLinking and relating
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.General words for movement
what/how about ...?
used to make a suggestion: How about France for a holiday?Suggestions and proposals
B1 used to ask for someone's opinion on a particular subject: What about Ann - is she nice?Expressing and asking opinionsRemarks and remarkingControlling emotions
(Definition of about preposition from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

planet

an extremely large, round mass of rock and metal, such as Earth, or of gas, such as Jupiter, that moves in a circular path around the sun or another star

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More