Difference between About and Astir

What is the difference between About and Astir?

About as an adverb is on all sides; around. while Astir as an adjective is in motion; characterized by motion.


Part of speech: adverb

Definition: On all sides; around. In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across. Here and there; around; in one place and another. Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, about as cold; about as high; -- also of quantity, number, time. To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; as, to face about; to turn one's self about.

Part of speech: preposition

Definition: Around; all round; outside or on every side of. In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on (one's person). Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout. Near; not far from; -- determining approximately time, size, quantity. In concern with; engaged in; intent on. (Before a verbal noun or an infinitive): On the point or verge of; going; in act of. Concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching.

Example sentence: We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: In motion; characterized by motion.

We hope you now know whether to use About or Astir in your sentence.

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