1. -sta, -stä (jotakin koskeva)

  2. ympäri, ympärilleen

  3. läheisyydessä, tienoolla, tienovilla

  4. mukana

  5. lähellä, lähes, ilmaisemassa summittaista aikaa tai paikkaa

Esimerkkejä about sanan käytöstä:

I must be about my Fathers business. - Luke 2:49

It is somewhere about here

Have you much money about you? - Bulwer

To-morrow, about this time. - Exodus 9:18

She is about my height. - Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, IV-iv

He went out about the third hour. - Matthew 20:3

Liittyvät sanat: 'bout



  1. vilkas, jalkeilla oleva, jalkeilla, liikkeellä oleva, liikkeellä.

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noin In a circle around; all round; on every side of; on the outside of. (defdate)
c.1604–1605, (w), s:Alls Well That Ends Well|All's Well That Ends Well

So look about you; know you any here?
1769, w:King James Version|King James Bible, Oxford Standard text, s:Bible (King James)/Proverbs|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; approximately; regarding time, size, quantity. (defdate)
c.1590–1591, (w), s:The Two Gentlemen of Verona|The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Therefore I know she is about my height.
1769, w:King James Version|King James Bible, Oxford Standard text, s:Bible (King James)/Matthew|Matthew'', xx, 3,
And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace
1769, w:King James Version|King James Bible, Oxford Standard text, s:Bible (King James)/Exodus|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, w:King James Version|King James Bible, Oxford Standard text, s:Bible (King James)/Acts of the Apostles|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, http://books.google.de/books?id=Igs-AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA80&lpg=PA80&dq=%22was+about+leaving%22&source=bl&ots=aQXMZaxYAu&sig=T2wNto6m-YO2kSAwyWV-SivvnUw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=YblHUKaUJc2LswbzkIHQDw&redir_esc=yv=onepage&q=%22was%20about%20leaving%22&f=false 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.)


On one's person; nearby the person. (defdate)
1837, w:Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton|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. (defdate)
1671, (w), s:Paradise Regained/Book 1|Paradise Regained
That heard the Adversary, who, roving still / About the world, at that assembly famed ...
1849, (w), 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.
concern Concerned with; engaged in; intent on. (defdate)
1769, w:King James Version|King James Bible, Oxford Standard text, s:Bible (King James)/Luke|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, (w), 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 Concerning; with regard to; on account of; on the subject of; to affect. (defdate)
1671 (w), ''(w)
I already have made way / To some Philistian lords, with whom to treat / About thy ransom.
1860, (w), (w)
"I'll tell you what, Fanny: she must have her way about Sarah Thompson. You can see her to-morrow and tell her so."
puhekieltä In or near, as in mental faculties or puhekieltä in possession of; in control of; at one's command; in one's makeup. (defdate)
In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place. (defdate)
Not distant; approximate.
On all sides; around. (defdate)
1599, w:Robert Greene (dramatist)|Robert Greene, s:Alphonsus King of Aragon|The Comical History of Alphonsus King of Aragon, III-ii,
Why, then, I see, ‘tis time to look about, / When every boy Alphonsus dares control.
Here and there; around; in one place and another; up and down. (defdate)
1769, King James Bible, Oxford Standard text, s:Bible (King James)/1 Timothy|1 Timothy, v,13,
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.
(RQ:Chmbrs YngrSt)
He and Gerald usually challenged the rollers in a sponson canoe when Gerald was there for the weekend; or, when Lansing came down, the two took long swims seaward or cruised about in Gerald's dory, clad in their swimming-suits; and Selwyn's youth became renewed in a manner almost ridiculous,(nb..).
Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, quantity, or time; almost. (defdate)
1769, King James Bible, Oxford Standard text, s:Bible (King James)/Exodus|Exodus, xxxii,28:
And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
“Heavens!” exclaimed Nina, “the blue-stocking and the fogy!—and yours are pale blue, Eileen!—you’re about as self-conscious as Drina—slumping there with your hair tumbling à la Mérode! Oh, it's very picturesque, of course, but a straight spine and good grooming is better.(nb..)
near Near; in the vicinity. (defdate)
In succession; one after another; in the course of events. (defdate)
On the move; active; astir. (defdate)
To a reversed order; half round; facing in the opposite direction; from a contrary point of view. (defdate)
1888, w:Horatio Alger, Jr.|Horatio Alger, s:The Errand Boy/Chapter XXVIII|The Errand Boy,
Mr. Carter, whose back had been turned, turned about and faced his niece.
puhekieltä To the opposite tack. (defdate)
puhekieltä Preparing; planning. (defdate)
puhekieltä In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; in circumference. (defdate)
1886, Duncan Keith, A history of Scotland: civil and ecclesiastical from the earliest times to the death of David I, 1153, Vol.1,
Nothing daunted, the fleet put to sea, and after sailing about the island for some time, a landing was effected in the west of Munster.
puhekieltä Going to; on the verge of; intending to. (defdate)
Moving around; astir.
1898, (w), s:Moonfleet/Chapter 3|Moonfleet,
'John, I have observed that you are often out and about of nights, sometimes as late as half past seven or eight.(nb..)'
In existence; being in evidence; apparent;
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.
puhekieltä The extremity of a metallic or wooden element or piece.


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