whereabout
I. adverb see whereabouts I II. conjunction see whereabouts II

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  • Whereabout — Where a*bout , Whereabouts Where a*bouts , adv. [1913 Webster] 1. 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whereabout — c.1300 as an interrogatory word, from WHERE (Cf. where) + ABOUT (Cf. about) …   Etymology dictionary

  • whereabout — /hwair euh bowt , wair /, adv. whereabouts. [1250 1300; ME; see WHERE, ABOUT] * * * …   Universalium

  • whereabout — adverb a) About which. b) About where …   Wiktionary

  • whereabout — where·about …   English syllables

  • whereabout — adverb see whereabouts I …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whereabouts — Whereabout Where a*bout , Whereabouts Where a*bouts , adv. [1913 Webster] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whereabouts — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whereabouts — I. adverb also whereabout Etymology: Middle English wheraboutes (from wher aboute + s, adverb suffix) & wher aboute, from where, wher where + about, aboute about more at whence Date: 14th century about where ; near what place < whereabouts is the …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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