Definition of whereabouts in English:

whereabouts

interrogative adverb

Pronunciation /wɛːrəˈbaʊts/
  • Where or approximately where.

    ‘whereabouts do you come from?’

noun

Pronunciation /ˈwɛːrəbaʊts/
  • treated as singular or plural The place where someone or something is.

    ‘his whereabouts remain secret’
    • ‘Officers obtained a replica from the supplier and have asked the public to call them if they know of its whereabouts.’
    • ‘However, Percy decided to fly off early on Saturday morning, and his whereabouts are currently unknown.’
    • ‘He explained how his father had fled the country two years earlier and his whereabouts were unknown.’
    • ‘That could depend on whether her whereabouts became public knowledge, he said.’
    • ‘In the meantime, Chu's whereabouts remain unknown although rumor have it that he could be in China.’
    • ‘His last known whereabouts were in the Chandigarh area of the Punjab.’
    • ‘The fate and whereabouts of Hussein himself are currently unknown.’
    • ‘It may help the police authenticate suspects' alibis, by tracking the whereabouts of their mobile phones.’
    • ‘Neighbours alerted the police after becoming concerned about her whereabouts.’
    • ‘His whereabouts are unknown, though China insists that he is quietly continuing his studies in a secret location.’
    • ‘Kabila was believed to be in the country on Sunday, but his whereabouts were unclear.’
    • ‘Meanwhile City Hall looked quiet on Thursday and Sutiyoso's whereabouts was unknown.’
    • ‘His most prolific discovery was the whereabouts of one of the people who planned the Final Solution, Adolf Eichmann.’
    • ‘This means that to keep track of the whereabouts of your teenager, it is enough to buy him or her a cell phone.’
    • ‘I spent a lot of time judging the atmosphere and the whereabouts of guards.’
    • ‘His whereabouts are still unknown at the time of going to press.’
    • ‘His present whereabouts are unknown, but it is acknowledged that he gave a statement to US interrogators.’
    • ‘If anyone knows of his whereabouts in the region please let me know.’
    • ‘Families in Mayo are now enquiring about their love ones and their whereabouts in the city.’
    • ‘Detectives visited his residence at midnight on Thursday but his whereabouts remained unknown on Friday night.’
    location, position, site, place, situation, locality, spot, point, placement, locale, neighbourhood, vicinity
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Pronunciation

whereabouts

Adverb/wɛːrəˈbaʊts/

whereabouts

Noun/ˈwɛːrəbaʊts/