whereabouts


1where·abouts

adverb \-ə-ˌbats\

: near what place

Full Definition of WHEREABOUTS

:  about where :  near what place <whereabouts is the house>

Variants of WHEREABOUTS

where·abouts also where·about \-ˌbat\

Examples of WHEREABOUTS

  1. Whereabouts did you park the car?
  2. <whereabouts do you expect to be on your journey tonight?>

Origin of WHEREABOUTS

Middle English wheraboutes (from wher aboute + -s, adverb suffix) & wher aboute, from where, wher where + about, aboute about — more at whence
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to WHEREABOUTS

Synonyms
where (also whereabout), whither

2whereabouts

conjunction

Definition of WHEREABOUTS

1
obsolete :  on what business or errand
2
:  near what place :  where <know whereabouts he lives>

Variants of WHEREABOUTS

whereabouts also whereabout

First Known Use of WHEREABOUTS

14th century

3whereabouts

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

: the location of a person or thing

also whereabout

Full Definition of WHEREABOUTS

:  the place or general locality where a person or thing is <their present whereabouts are a secret>

First Known Use of WHEREABOUTS

1605

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