Meaning of about:
ADVERB 1 almost the same; not exactly: There were about seventy students in the class.
2 in various directions: The children were running about in the park.
PREPOSITION on the subject of: I am reading a book about Animals.
Synonyms of about
around, here and there, to and fro, back and forth, from place to place, hither and thither, in every direction, in all directions, abroad