1. Moving around; astir.
    out and about; up and about
  2. In existence; being in evidence; apparent;
  3. Normally active and capable.
    After my bout with Guillan-Barre Syndrome, it took me 6 months to be up and about again.


  1. On all sides; around. <ref name=SOED/>
  2. Here and there; around; in one place and another; up and down. <ref name=SOED/>
  3. In succession; one after another; in the course of events. <ref name=SOED/>
  4. Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, quantity, or time; almost. <ref name=SOED/>
    about as cold; about as high
  5. On the move; active; astir. <ref name=SOED/>
  6. Near; in the vicinity. <ref name=SOED/>
  7. To a reversed order; half round; facing in the opposite direction; from a contrary point of view. <ref name=SOED/>
    to face about; to turn one's self about.
  8. Preparing; planning. <ref name=SOED/>
  9. In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; in circumference. <ref name=SOED/>
    a mile about, and a third of a mile across.
  10. To the opposite tack. <ref name=SOED/>
  11. Going to; on the verge of; intending to. <ref name=SOED/>

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