Definition of "About" :
adjective: on the move
"Up and about."
adverb: (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
"In just about a minute."
adverb: in the area or vicinity
"A few spectators standing about."
adverb: all around or on all sides
"Dirty clothes lying around (or about)."
adverb: in or to a reversed position or direction
adverb: used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
"Wandering about with no place to go."
adverb: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
"The job is (just) about done."
adverb: in rotation or succession
"Turn about is fair play."