how about...? - definition and synonyms

phrase spoken
  1. 1
    used for suggesting what someone may like to do or choose, or for suggesting a time or place that may be suitable

    How about dinner tonight?

    How about Friday evening? Would that be convenient?

    how about doing something?:

    How about joining us for a game of bridge?

  2. 2
    used for asking about another person or thing, in addition to the ones that have already been mentioned

    How about Philip? Is he coming too?

    I’m having coffee. How about you?

  3. 3
    used for asking about another aspect of the situation that you have started to discuss

    How about computer skills? Have you had any special training?

See also main entry: how