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King James Dictionary

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• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Region Round About
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Greek - driven about
Greek - talked about
Greek - went about
Greek - moving about freely
Greek - about, bring about
Greek - minister about
Greek - moving about freely
Greek - about
Greek - brought about
Greek - about to begin
Greek - concerned about
Greek - turn about
Greek - go about
Greek - about
Greek - know about
Greek - hedge around about
Greek - moving about freely
Greek - about
Greek - brings about
Greek - boast about, something to boast about
Greek - round about
Greek - about, round about
Greek - come round about, compass about, stand round about
Greek - strive about words, wrangle about words
Greek - disputes about words
Greek - about the midst
Greek - turn about
Greek - about, am about
Greek - about the law
Greek - about
Greek - round about
Greek - go about
Greek - go about
Greek - go about, lead about, went about
Greek - shine round about
Greek - cast about
Greek - look round about, look round about on, look round about upon, looking about
Greek - bind about
Greek - wander about, went about
Greek - bear about, carry about, carried about, carrying about
Greek - stand round about
Greek - shine round about
Greek - dwell round about
Greek - walk about
Greek - put about, set about
Greek - ran about
Greek - be girded about, have girded about
Greek - about
Greek - be compassed about with
Greek - country about, country round about, region round about, region that lieth around about
Greek - round about
Greek - bring about
Greek - about
Greek - about
Greek - turn one about
Greek - about
Greek - about
Greek - about
Greek - about
Greek - go about
Hebrew - about
Hebrew - prowl about
Hebrew - set about
Hebrew - tossed about
Hebrew - skip about
Hebrew - about
Hebrew - brought about a lack
Hebrew - go about
Hebrew - brought about
Hebrew - never about nor
Hebrew - brings about
Hebrew - about
Hebrew - about, brought about, go about, turned about, walk about, went about
Hebrew - compass me about, round about
Hebrew - winding about
Hebrew - turn you about
Hebrew - about
Hebrew - about 24 compass, about them, about us, round about, about, all around about, around about
Hebrew - about
Hebrew - about
Hebrew - skip about
Hebrew - reined about
Hebrew - set about, fenced about
Hebrew - bring about, bring it about, brought about
Hebrew - come about
Hebrew - am about
Hebrew - reined about
Hebrew - about
Hebrew - about
Hebrew - about
Hebrew - about these days
Hebrew - gaddest about
Hebrew - rushing about
Hebrew - go about
Hebrew - rush about
Hebrew - about
Hebrew - compass (about)
Hebrew - round about
Hebrew - about, roving about
Hebrew - bind about, compass about
Hebrew - look about
Hebrew - go about, gone about, roaming about
Hebrew - about
Hebrew - bring about my death
Hebrew - compass about, go about, go round about

ABOUT', prep. Gr. butan, without, see but, literally, around, on the outside.

1. Around; on the exterior part or surface.

Bind them about thy neck. Prov. iii. 3. Isa. l. Hence,

2. Near to in place, with the sense of circularity.

Get you up from about the tabernacle. Num. xvi.

3. Near to in time.

He went out about the third hour. Mat. xxi. 3.

4. Near to, in action, or near to the performance of some act.

Paul was about to open his mouth.

They were about to flee out of the ship. Acts, 28:14 - 28:30.

5. Near to the person; appended to the clothes. Every thing about him is in order. Is your snuff box about you? From nearness on all sides, the transition is easy to a concern with. Hence,
6. Concerned in, engaged in, relating to, respecting.

I must be about my father's business. Luke, ii. 49. The painter is not to take so much pains about the drapery as about the face

What is he about?

7. In compass or circumference; two yards about the trunk.

ABOUT', adv.

1. Near to in number or quantity.

There fell that day about three thousand men. Ex. xxxii.

2. Near to in quality or degree; as about as high, or as cold.
3. Here and there; around; in one place and another.

Wandering about from house to house. 1Tim. v.

4. round, or the longest way, opposed to across, or the shortest way. A mile about, and half a mile across.

To bring about, to bring to the end; to effect or accomplish a purpose.

To come about, to change or turn; to come to the desired point. In a like sense, seamen say go about, when a ship changes her course and goes on the other tack.

Ready about, about ship, are orders for tacking.

To go about, signifies to enter upon; also to prepare; to seek the means.

Why go ye about to kill me. John, 7.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'About'". "King James Dictionary".


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