An example of a person who is up and about is a teacher standing and walking around a classroom.
An example of a job that is about finished would be a job that is almost completed.
An example of the time being about noon would be 11:59 am.
A book with information about daisies is a book about flowers.
Explored the rivers and streams about the estate.
The patient is up and about.
Rumors are about concerning his resignation.
Ten miles about.
Standing somewhere about.
Turn it about.
Play fair—turn and turn about.
About four years old, about room temperature.
About ready, about the nicest man we've met.
He is up and about again.
Typhoid is about.
Rambling about the town.
Born about 1960, keeping my keys about me.
Go about your business.
A book about ships.
The most interesting thing about her.
He knew more about what was occurring than anyone.
He has his wits about him.
To face about; to turn one's self about.
After my bout with Guillan-Barre Syndrome, it took me 6 months to be up and about again.
The interview lasted about an hour.
The job is about done.
Turn about and walk away slowly.
Wandering about with no place to go.
Let's look about for help.
Spoke to a few spectators standing about.
Turn about is fair play.
I found an English garden all about me.
Keep your wits about you.
- To be the true purpose of or reason for something.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of about
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English about (adverb).