EN[əˈbaʊt] [əˈbɐʊt] [əˈbʌʊt] [əˈbɛʊt] [-aʊt]
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Fsur WAbout
  • Dans un édifice,
  • En charpente, un about désigne l'extrémité par laquelle un morceau de bois ou de charpente est assemblé avec un autre.
  • L'about de toiture est l'extrémité latérale du toit, sa rive.
  • L'about de mur, de dalle, de plancher, de cloison est la ligne jonction de l'élément avec la façade ou le pignon.
  • En construction métallique,
  • un about désigne le bout par lequel une tringle, un câble ou un tirant métallique se fixe à une autre pièce.
  • En informatique,
  • About: (« à propos de » en anglais) est un préfixe dans un navigateur web.
FR about

    Definition of about in English Dictionary

  • Adjectif
    1. Moving around; astir.
      1. out and about;  up and about
    2. In existence; being in evidence; apparent.
      1. Normally active and capable.
        1. After my bout with Guillan-Barre Syndrome, it took me 6 months to be up and about again. ‎
    3. Adverbe
      1. Not distant; approximate.
        1. Why, then, I see, ‘tis time to look about, / When every boy Alphonsus dares control.
        2. And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
        3. about as cold;  about as high
      2. In succession; one after another; in the course of events.
        1. On the move; active; astir.
          1. To a reversed order; half round; facing in the opposite direction; from a contrary point of view.
            1. to face about;  to turn one's self about
          2. OBS Preparing; planning.
            1. (archaic) In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; in circumference.
              1. a mile about, and a third of a mile across
            2. (chiefly Canada, US) COL Going to; on the verge of; intending to.
            3. Préposition
              1. In a circle around; all round; on every side of; on the outside of.
                1. Near; not far from; regarding approximately time, size, quantity.
                  1. On the point or verge of.
                    1. On one's person; nearby the person.
                      1. Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout.
                        1. Concerned with; engaged in; intent on.
                          1. Concerning; with regard to; on account of; on the subject of; to affect.
                            1. He knew more about what was occurring than anyone. ‎
                          2. (figuratively) In or near, as in mental faculties or (literally) in possession of; in control of; at one's command; in one's makeup.
                            1. He has his wits about him. ‎
                          3. In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place.
                            1. The desert storm was riding in its strength; the travellers lay beneath the mastery of the fell simoom. [ …] Roaring, leaping, pouncing, the tempest raged about the wanderers, drowning and blotting out their forms with sandy spume.
                        2. Plus d'exemples
                          1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
                            • Long even before the last tenant had occupied it, the room had been regarded with fear and aversion, and the end of that last tenant had in no way lightened the gloom that hung about the place.
                            • She was almost frothing at the mouth when she heard about the cost of the car repairs.
                            • She really read him the riot act about his smoking habit.
                          2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
                            • About half of the genes encode sarcomeric proteins including α-cardiac actin, myosin heavy chain, troponin, tropomyosin, metavinculin, α-actinin and therefore overlap with those in HCM.
                            • About 20 percent of patients need to be retransplanted.
                          3. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
                            • This is the heart of grassroot development – the funds get where they ought to be, in projects the people actually care about.
                            • The sink is blocked, put a rod down the plug hole and shuggle it about.
                            • That's the third party Brenda's been to this week. She certainly gets about.
                        • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
                          1. Adjectifs
                            • Adjectifs incomparable
                            • Adverbes
                              • Adverbes Degré
                                • Adverbes incomparable
                                • Prépositions
                                Liens Connexes:
                                1. fr about
                                2. en about-face
                                3. fr abouts
                                4. fr abouti
                                5. en aboute
                                Source: Wiktionnaire

                                Meaning of about for the defined word.

                                Grammaticalement, ce mot "about" est un adjectif, plus spécifiquement, un adjectifs incomparable. C'est aussi un adverbe, plus spécifiquement, un adverbes degré et un adverbes incomparable. C'est aussi un préposition.
                                Difficulté: Niveau 1
                                Facile     ➨     Difficile
                                Définition: Niveau 9
                                Précis    ➨     Polyvalent