about in the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary

Translations for about in the English»French Dictionary

I.about [əˈbaʊt] ADJ About is used after certain nouns, adjectives and verbs in English ( information about, a book about, curious about, worry about etc.). For translations, consult the appropriate entries ( information, book, curious, worry etc).
about often appears in British English as the second element of certain verb structures ( move about, rummage about, lie about etc.). For translations, consult the relevant verb entries ( move about, rummage about, lie about etc.).

1. about (concerning, regarding):

See also worry, wit, turn about, rummage about, round, put about, move about, milk round, lie about, just2, just1, information, go round, get round, gather round, curious, change round, book, baton round

I.worry [Brit ˈwʌri, Am ˈwəri] NOUN

II.worry [Brit ˈwʌri, Am ˈwəri] VERB trans

III.worry [Brit ˈwʌri, Am ˈwəri] VERB intr (be anxious)

V.worry [Brit ˈwʌri, Am ˈwəri]

I.wit [Brit wɪt, Am wɪt] NOUN

wit npl:

turn about VERB [Brit təːn -, Am tərn -]

rummage about VERB [Brit ˈrʌmɪdʒ -, Am ˈrəmɪdʒ -], rummage around VERB

I.round [Brit raʊnd, Am raʊnd] ADV Round often appears after verbs in English ( change round, gather round, pass round). For translations, consult the appropriate verb entry ( change round, gather round, pass around).
For go round, get round see the entries go round, get round.

II.round [Brit raʊnd, Am raʊnd] PREP Brit

IV.round [Brit raʊnd, Am raʊnd] NOUN

round npl:

VI.round [Brit raʊnd, Am raʊnd] ADJ

VIII.round [Brit raʊnd, Am raʊnd] VERB trans

I.put about VERB [Brit pʊt -, Am pʊt -] (put about) NAUT

II.put about VERB [Brit pʊt -, Am pʊt -] (put [sth] about, put about [sth])

I.move about VERB [Brit muːv -, Am muv -], move around VERB (move about)

II.move about VERB [Brit muːv -, Am muv -], move around VERB (move [sb/sth] about)

lie about VERB [Brit lʌɪ -, Am laɪ -]

lie about → lie around

I.just2 [Brit dʒʌst, Am dʒəst] NOUN

II.just2 [Brit dʒʌst, Am dʒəst] ADJ

1. just (fair):

III.just2 [Brit dʒʌst, Am dʒəst]

I.just1 [Brit dʒʌst, Am dʒəst] ADV

4. just (only, merely):

8. just (exactly, precisely):

III.just now ADV (a short time ago)

V.just1 [Brit dʒʌst, Am dʒəst]

information [Brit ɪnfəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n, Am ˌɪnfərˈmeɪʃ(ə)n] NOUN U

1. information (facts, details):

I.go round VERB [Brit ɡəʊ -, Am ɡoʊ -] Brit (go round)

II.go round VERB [Brit ɡəʊ -, Am ɡoʊ -] Brit (go round [sth]) (visit)

I.get round VERB Brit (get round)

get round → get around

II.get round VERB Brit (get round [sth])

get round → get around

III.get round VERB Brit (get round inf [sb])

gather round VERB [Brit ˈɡaðə -, Am ˈɡæðər -] (gather round) (gather round [sth/sb]) (gather [sth] round oneself)

curious [Brit ˈkjʊərɪəs, Am ˈkjʊriəs] ADJ

I.change round VERB [Brit tʃeɪn(d)ʒ -, Am tʃeɪndʒ -] Brit (change [sth/sb] round, change round [sth/sb])

I.book [Brit bʊk, Am bʊk] NOUN

III.book [Brit bʊk, Am bʊk] VERB trans

1. book (reserve):

5. book: