thereabouts

adverb there·abouts \ ˌt͟her-ə-ˈbau̇ts , ˈt͟her-ə-ˌ \
variants: or less commonly thereabout play \-ˈbau̇t, -ˌbau̇t\

Definition of thereabouts

1 : near that place or time
2 : near that number, degree, or quantity
  • a boy of 18 or thereabouts

Examples of thereabouts in a Sentence

  1. He lives on Maple Street or thereabouts.

  2. It happened in 1977 or thereabouts.

  3. There were 50 people or thereabouts.

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First Known Use of thereabouts

before 12th century


THEREABOUTS Defined for English Language Learners

thereabouts

adverb

Definition of thereabouts for English Language Learners

  • : near or around that place, time, number, amount, etc.


THEREABOUTS Defined for Kids

thereabouts

adverb there·abouts \ ˌt͟her-ə-ˈbau̇ts \
variants: also thereabout \-ˈbau̇t\

Definition of thereabouts for Students

1 : near that place or time
  • There was a cabin thereabouts.
2 : near that number, degree, or amount
  • The temperature reached 100 degrees or thereabouts.


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