Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Near that place; about there.
  • adverb About that number, amount, or time.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as thereabout, 2 and 3.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Alternative form of thereabout.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb near that time or date
  • adverb near that place

Etymologies

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thereabout +‎ -s

Examples

  • This week, or thereabouts, is the UK paperback debut of The Herring Seller's Apprentice, by L.C. Tyler.

    February 2009

  • My beloved electric kettle, which ladegard gave me in 1995 or thereabouts, is on its last legs.

    The Search For Mount Snuffleupagus

  • This week, or thereabouts, is the UK paperback debut of The Herring Seller's Apprentice, by L.C. Tyler.

    Sunday Salon: The Herring Seller at Euro Crime

  • This week, or thereabouts, is the UK paperback debut of The Herring Seller's Apprentice, by L.C. Tyler.

    Sunday Salon: The Herring Seller at Euro Crime

  • This week, or thereabouts, is the UK paperback debut of The Herring Seller's Apprentice, by L.C. Tyler.

    Reading

  • On February 19th 2010, franz chong wrote: fast forward twenty years of thereabouts from the my two dads them and you could have two and a half men.

    NBC Cancels Christian Slater Drama “My Own Worst Enemy”

  • Not only did I like what I did, his fans all wrote me and liked it enough to buy prints, and, Farmer himself, at 90 or thereabouts, is the owner the painting, he liked it so much!

    MIND MELD: The 'Responsibility' of Cover Art

  • I used to calculate that if you put the registered unemployed at round about two millions and threw in the destitute and those who for one reason and another were not registered, you might take the number of underfed people in England (for everyone on the dole or thereabouts is underfed) as being, at the very most, five millions.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • George as he knew of the "great house," as it was called thereabouts, that is to say he had seen him once or twice -- in the distance.

    The Amateur Gentleman

  • This would mean that Ida died in 559 or thereabouts, which is inconsistent with his being responsible for killing Peredur in 580.

    Archive 2009-12-01

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