Meaning of “about” - Learner’s Dictionary


preposition us uk /əˈbaʊt/
Extra Examples
My parents are always arguing about money.I'd be interested to find out more about the course.He lied about his qualifications for the job.I'd like to think about it.Life's too short to worry about stuff like that.

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)