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ˈʰwɛər əˌbaʊts, ˈwɛər-where·abouts

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whereabouts(noun)

    the general location where something is

    "I questioned him about his whereabouts on the night of the crime"


  1. whereabouts(Noun)

    approximate location

    The whereabouts of the escaped snake are unknown.

  2. whereabouts(Adverb)

    In, at or near what location

    Whereabouts do you live?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whereabouts(adverb)

    about where; near what or which place; -- used interrogatively and relatively; as, whereabouts did you meet him?

  2. Whereabouts(adverb)

    concerning which; about which

  3. Whereabouts(noun)

    the place where a person or thing is; as, they did not know his whereabouts


  1. Whereabouts

    Whereabouts is the third major label album by Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith, released May 18, 1999 on Interscope Records. The album was a nominee for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Solo at the 2000 Juno Awards.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whereabouts in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whereabouts in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of whereabouts in a Sentence

  1. Gilbert Fornatora:

    It’s very strange, that after 49 days, with some visits down there and some visits down there and some communication between so-called witnesses of Darryl’s whereabouts in the last day, that all of these things seem to have occurred right after some notoriety.

  2. State Department spokesman Mark Toner:

    It's a very fluid situation on the ground there, we're still getting information, we're still trying to seek out the whereabouts of American citizens ... Obviously, Brussels on any given day, is chock full of American citizens.

  3. State Department spokeswomanMorgan Ortagus:

    We strongly urge Austins captors to release him and to end this painful ordeal, we call on anyone who may have information about Austins whereabouts - governments and individuals -- to work cooperatively with us to secure his safe release and to bring him home.

  4. Akram Al Deek:

    Human by nature, German by nationality, Jordanian by birth, Palestinian by descent, and writing in English, I have severe problems answering to the question “Where Are You From?” Such question boxes one within a boundary and asks you to name geographies and places on the geopolitical map of the world whereby it inhales you to be associated with the whereabouts of an accident called birth, or an absent presence that is called History. On the one hand, having to state singular places therefore surely glorifies the triumphalism of geography and cultural borderlines; on the other, it marginalises the celebration of multiple cultural experiences. No singular or brief answer will ever suffice to answer such question. It is rather the transitory metamorphoses throughout various and diverse cultural experiences that count.

  5. Chief Chrispus Mutali:

    Five officers have been accounted for. We are trying to establish the whereabouts of the sixth.

Images & Illustrations of whereabouts

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