AskDefine | Define whereabouts

The Collaborative Dictionary

Whereabout \Where"a*bout`\, Whereabouts \Where"a*bouts`\, adv. [1913 Webster]
About where; near what or which place; -- used interrogatively and relatively; as, whereabouts did you meet him? [1913 Webster] Note: In this sense, whereabouts is the common form. [1913 Webster]
Concerning which; about which. "The object whereabout they are conversant." --Hooker. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] Whereabout
Whereabout \Where"a*bout`\, Whereabouts \Where"a*bouts`\, n. The place where a person or thing is; as, they did not know his whereabouts. --Shak. [1913 Webster] A puzzling notice of thy whereabout. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

whereabouts n : the general location where something is; "I questioned him about his whereabouts on the night of the crime" adv : about where or near what place; "I don't know whereabouts the border will be drawn"; "whereabout do you live?" [syn: whereabout]

Moby Thesaurus

abode, area, bearings, bench mark, district, emplacement, hole, in what place, in which place, latitude and longitude, lieu, locale, locality, location, locus, pinpoint, place, placement, point, position, region, site, situation, situs, spot, stead, where, whereabout, whither




  1. In, at or near what location
    whereabouts do you come from?


  1. approximate current location
    The whereabouts of the escaped snake are unknown


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