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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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English - Alternative Forms

* (archaic) abowt; (abbreviation) a., (abbreviation) ab.,* (abbreviation) abt.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (US, UK, Canada) IPA(key): /əˈbaʊt/ * (Canada) IPA(key): /əˈbɐʊt/, /əˈbʌʊt/ * (Canada, Ireland) IPA(key): /əˈbɛʊt/ * Rhymes: -aʊt * Hyphenation: a‧bout

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _aboute_, _abouten_, from Old English _abūtan_, _onbūtan_, from _on_ (“in, on”) + _būtan_ (“outside of”), from _be_ (“by”) + _ūtan_ (“outside”). PREPOSITION ABOUT * In a circle around; all round; on every side of; on the outside of. [First attested prior to 1150.] * C.1604-1605, William Shakespeare, _All's Well That Ends Well_ So look ABOUT you; know you any here? * 1769, King James Bible, Oxford Standard text, Proverbs_, iii, 3_ Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them ABOUT thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: * Near; not far from; regarding approximately time, size, quantity. [First attested prior to 1150.] * C.1590-1591, William Shakespeare, _The Two Gentlemen of Verona_ Therefore I know she is ABOUT my height. * 1769, King James Bible, Oxford Standard text, Matthew_, xx, 3,_ And he went out ABOUT the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace * 1769, King James Bible, Oxford Standard text, Exodus_, ix, 18_ Behold, to morrow ABOUT this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now. * On the point or verge of. * 1769, King James Bible, Oxford Standard text, Acts of the Apostles_, xviii, 14_ And when Paul was now ABOUT to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you: * 1866, _A treatise on the law of suits by attachment in the United States_, by Charles Daniel Drake, page 80 [It] was held, that the latter requirement was fulfilled by an affidavit declaring that "the defendant was ABOUT leaving the State permanently." (_NOTE:_ This use passes into the adverbial sense.) _the show is ABOUT to start;  I am not ABOUT to admit to your crime_ * On one's person; nearby the person. [First attested around (1150 to 1350.)] * 1837, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, _Ernest Maltravers: Volume 1_ At this assurance the traveller rose, and approached Alice softly. He drew away her hands from her face, when she said gently, "Have you much money ABOUT you?" "Oh the mercenary baggage!" said the traveller to himself; and then replied aloud "Why, pretty one? Do you sell your kisses so high, then?" * Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout. [First attested around (1150 to 1350.)] * 1671, John Milton, _Paradise Regained_ That heard the Adversary, who, roving still / ABOUT the world, at that assembly famed ... * 1849, Thomas Babington Macaulay, _The history of England from the accession of James the Second_ He had been known, during several years, as a small poet; and some of the most savage lampoons which were handed ABOUT the coffeehouses were imputed to him. * Concerned with; engaged in; intent on. [First attested around (1150 to 1350.)] * 1769, King James Bible, Oxford Standard text, Luke_, ii, 49_ And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be ABOUT my Father's business? * 2013 March 14, _Parks and Recreation_, season 5, episode 16, _Bailout_: RON: And I'll have the number 8. WAITER: That's a party platter, it serves 12 people. RON: I know what I'm ABOUT, son. * Concerning; with regard to; on account of; on the subject of; to affect. [First attested around (1150 to 1350.)] _He knew more ABOUT what was occurring than anyone._ * 1671 John Milton, _Samson Agonistes_ I already have made way / To some Philistian lords, with whom to treat / ABOUT thy ransom. * 1860, Anthony Trollope, _Framley Parsonage_ "I'll tell you what, Fanny: she must have her way ABOUT Sarah Thompson. You can see her to-morrow and tell her so." * (

From Middle English aboute, abouten, from Old English abūtan, onbūtan, from on (in, on) + būtan (outside of), from be (by) + ūtan (outside).

Preposition

about

  1. In a circle around; all round; on every side of; on the outside of. [First attested prior to 1150.]
  2. Near; not far from; regarding approximately time, size, quantity. [First attested prior to 1150.]
  3. On the point or verge of.
    the show is about to start;  I am not about to admit to your crime
  4. On one's person; nearby the person. [First attested around (1150 to 1350.)]
  5. Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout. [First attested around (1150 to 1350.)]
  6. Concerned with; engaged in; intent on. [First attested around (1150 to 1350.)]
  7. Concerning; with regard to; on account of; on the subject of; to affect. [First attested around (1150 to 1350.)]
    He knew more about what was occurring than anyone.
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    Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

From Middle English _about_ (adverb). ADJECTIVE ABOUT (_not comparable_) * Moving around; astir. _out and ABOUT;  up and ABOUT_ * 1898, J. Meade Falkner, _Moonfleet_, 'John, I have observed that you are often out and ABOUT of nights, sometimes as late as half past seven or eight. […]' * In existence; being in evidence; apparent; * 1975, IPC Building & Contract Journals Ltd, _Highways & road construction_, Vol.43, To my mind, transportation engineering is similar to flying in the 1930s — it has been ABOUT for some time but it has taken the present economic jolt to shake it out of its infancy, in the same way that the war started the development of flying to its current stage. * 2005, IDG Communications, _Digit_, Issues 89-94, Although it has been ABOUT for some time now, I like the typeface Sauna. * 2006, Great Britain Parliament: House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, _Energy: Meeting With Malcolm Wicks MP_, Is not this sudden interest in capturing CO2 — and it has been ABOUT for a little while — simply another hidey-hole for the government to creep into? * Normally active and capable. _After my bout with Guillan-Barre Syndrome, it took me 6 months to be up and ABOUT again._ SYNONYMS * (moving around): around, active, mobile, astir

From Middle English about (adverb).

Adjective

about (not comparable)

  1. Moving around; astir.
    out and about;  up and about
  2. In existence; being in evidence; apparent;
  3. Normally active and capable.
    After my bout with Guillan-Barre Syndrome, it took me 6 months to be up and about again.
Synonyms

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - REFERENCES
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English - References

* ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), _Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged_ (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 5 * ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 Lesley Brown (editor), _The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary_, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 7 * ^ Christine A. Lindberg (editor), _The Oxford College Dictionary_, 2nd edition (Spark Publishing, 2007 [2002], ISBN 978-1-4114-0500-4), page 4

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 5
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 7
  3. ^ Christine A. Lindberg (editor), The Oxford College Dictionary, 2nd edition (Spark Publishing, 2007 [2002], ISBN 978-1-4114-0500-4), page 4

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* U-boat

  • U-boat

Que a categoria em FRENCH - NOUN
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French - Noun

ABOUT m (_plural_ ABOUTS) * (technical) The extremity of a metallic or wooden element or piece.

about m (plural abouts)

  1. (technical) The extremity of a metallic or wooden element or piece.

Que a categoria em FRENCH - ANAGRAMS
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French - Anagrams

* bouta, tabou

Que a categoria em FRENCH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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French - External Links

* “about” in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).


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