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

whereabouts

Adverb/wɛːrəˈbaʊts/

whereabouts

Noun/ˈwɛːrəbaʊts/