Textual thesaurus for "around"

(adv) more or less, or so, some, roughly, approximately, about, just about, close to

(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

lasted approximately an hour; in just about a minute; he's about 30 years old; I've had about all I can stand; we meet about once a month; some forty people came; weighs around a hundred pounds; roughly $3,000; holds 3 gallons, more or less; 20 or so people were at the party

(adv) about

in the area or vicinity

a few spectators standing about; hanging around; waited around for the next flight

(adv) round

from beginning to end; throughout

It rains all year round on Skye; frigid weather the year around

(adv) about

all around or on all sides

dirty clothes lying around (or about); let's look about for help; There were trees growing all around; she looked around her

(adv) about

in or to a reversed position or direction

about face; suddenly she turned around

(adv) about

used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction

wandering about with no place to go; people were rushing about; news gets around (or about); traveled around in Asia; he needs advice from someone who's been around; she sleeps around