1. Preposition.  Around; all round; outside or on every side of.
  2. Preposition.  In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on (one's person).
  3. Preposition.  Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout.
  4. Preposition.  (rft-sense) Near; not far from; -- determining approximately time, size, quantity.
  5. Preposition.  In concern with; engaged in; intent on.
  6. Preposition.  (context, before a to-infinitive) On the point or verge of; going; in act of.
  7. Preposition.  Concerning; with regard to; on account of.
  8. Adverb.  On all sides; around.
  9. Adverb.  In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside.
  10. Adverb.  Here and there; around; in one place and another.
  11. Adverb.  Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.
  12. Adverb.  To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack.
  13. Adjective.  Moving around.
  14. Adjective.  In existence.

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