Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. About which.
  • adv. About where.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. About where; near what or which place; -- used interrogatively and relatively
  • adv. Concerning which; about which.
  • n. The place where a person or thing is.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • About what? concerning what? near what or which place? as, whereabout did you drop the coin?
  • About which; concerning which; on what purpose.
  • n. The place where one is; one's present place.

Etymologies

where +‎ about (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "We are ready to be tested anytime but we are concerned about the 'whereabout' clause," he said.

    Zaheer: Others too have problems

  • But even granting that I may have seen some Italian exiles (which is likely enough), what could be more natural than my seeking to compare your description with their appearance; and granting that I might suspect some one amongst them to be the man you search for, what more natural also than that I should desire to know if you meant him harm or good in discovering his 'whereabout'?

    My Novel — Volume 08

  • Proceeding to the former camping ground of the Nez Perces, they found the lodges deserted; upon which they hid themselves among the willows and thickets, watching for some straggler who might guide them to the present "whereabout" of their intended victims.

    The adventures of Captain Bonneville

  • The "whereabout" clause of the WADA code has ruffled many feathers here with the BCCI convening an emergency working committee meeting in Mumbai yesterday, attended by India captain MS Dhoni and senior players Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Cricket Council (ICC) announced Thursday the creation of a new committee to resolve the ongoing row over the failure of cricket board has rejected the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) 'whereabouts' rule, backing its players 'refusal to sign up to the directive due to security and privacy Minister MS Gill, on Monday, opposed the BCCI stance on the "whereabout" clause of the World Anti-Doping Agency and said the cricketers should fall in line without cribbing.

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  • Minister MS Gill, on Monday, opposed the BCCI stance on the "whereabout" clause of the World Anti-Doping Agency and said the cricketers should fall in line without cribbing.

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  • Secondly, his wife appeared not to know his whereabout.

    Sanford says he was in Argentina, not on Appalachian Trail

  • He should be punished for not coming to work after five days and not informing his staff of his whereabout not his affair.

    CNN Poll: Americans think Sanford should resign

  • He left the peopleof SC without a leader, and had his staff lie about his whereabout ......

    CNN Poll: Americans think Sanford should resign

  • I knew it when it was announced he was missing how weird this guy was and not telling his loved ones his whereabout.

    Sanford releases statement: 'I ask for your forgiveness'

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