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When our mothers are alive and healthy, they do extraordinary things... like the mothers of Plaza de Mayo, who marched in Argentinean plazas, defying the military junta dictatorship and demanding the whereabouts of their abducted children... or the Liberian mothers who faced down civil war armed only with T-shirts and courage.
Liya Kebede

Meaning of "whereabouts" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WHEREABOUTS

whereabouts  [ˈwɛərəˌbaʊts] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WHEREABOUTS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Whereabouts can act as a noun and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES WHEREABOUTS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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.

Definition of whereabouts in the English dictionary

The first definition of whereabouts in the dictionary is Also: whereabout. at what approximate location or place; where. Other definition of whereabouts is about or concerning which. Whereabouts is also the place, esp the approximate place, where a person or thing is.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WHEREABOUTS


abouts
əˈbaʊts
Coates
kəʊts
floats
fləʊts
foots
fʊts
groats
ɡrəʊts
grouts
ɡraʊts
halutz
xɑˈlʊts
hereabouts
ˈhɪərəˌbaʊts
kibbutz
kɪˈbʊts
never-outs
ˌnɛvəʳˈaʊts
notes
nəʊts
Oates
əʊts
oats
əʊts
Perutz
pəˈrʊts
Scouts
ˈskaʊts
sprouts
spraʊts
thereabouts
ˈðɛərəˌbaʊts
toots
tʊts
totes
təʊts
whatabouts
ˈwɒtəˌbaʊts

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WHEREABOUTS

where
where it´s at
where one lives
where someone is coming from
where´er
whereabout
whereafter
whereas
whereat
whereby
wherefor
wherefore
wherefores
wherefrom
wherein
whereinsoever
whereinto
whereness
whereof
whereon

WORDS THAT END LIKE WHEREABOUTS

bean sprouts
Boy Scouts
cold cuts
greedy guts
guts
hate a person´s guts
ins and outs
misery guts
nuts
peanuts
Smuts
swings and roundabouts
to hate sb´s guts
to spill your guts
worryguts

Synonyms and antonyms of whereabouts in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WHEREABOUTS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «whereabouts» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of whereabouts

Translation of «whereabouts» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WHEREABOUTS

Find out the translation of whereabouts to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of whereabouts from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «whereabouts» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

下落
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

paradero
570 millions of speakers

English

whereabouts
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ठिकाने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مكان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

местонахождение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

paradeiro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হদিস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

emplacement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tempat tinggal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Aufenthaltsort
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

所在
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소재
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing ngendi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nơi ở
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இருப்பிடம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ठावठिकाणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nerelerde
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

luogo in cui si trova qn
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pobytu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

місцезнаходження
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

unde
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τύχη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

waarneming
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vistelseort
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oppholdssted
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of whereabouts

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WHEREABOUTS»

The term «whereabouts» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.452 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WHEREABOUTS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about whereabouts

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5 QUOTES WITH «WHEREABOUTS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word whereabouts.
1
Martin Jacques
The fact that television and tourism have made the whole world accessible has created the illusion that we enjoy intimate knowledge of other places, when we barely scratch their surface. For the vast majority, the knowledge of Thailand or Sri Lanka acquired through tourism consists of little more than the whereabouts of the beach.
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Liya Kebede
When our mothers are alive and healthy, they do extraordinary things... like the mothers of Plaza de Mayo, who marched in Argentinean plazas, defying the military junta dictatorship and demanding the whereabouts of their abducted children... or the Liberian mothers who faced down civil war armed only with T-shirts and courage.
3
Marla Maples
Every story was being made up. My true friends weren't the ones speaking. It was people who never knew me, making up stories. Even my local paper put a $1,000 bounty out for information about my whereabouts.
4
Hector Hugh Munro
Addresses are given to us to conceal our whereabouts.
5
Tim Murphy
The face of terrorism in Iraq is dead. Abu Musab al Zarqawi brutalized, tortured, and killed thousands of innocent people, forcing Iraqis to live in fear. The Iraqi people finally had enough, and gave up his whereabouts to the Iraqi security forces.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WHEREABOUTS»

Discover the use of whereabouts in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to whereabouts and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Whereabouts
The poems collected in this, Mark Roper's third full collection, explore the mystery of the self, its relation to nature and to others, its unpredictability and unknowability.
Mark Roper, 2005
2
Cloud-hidden, Whereabouts Unknown: A Mountain Journal
Watts suggests a way of contemplative meditation in which we temporarily stop naming and classifying all that we experience, and simply feel it as it is. From the Paperback edition.
Alan W. Watts, 2011
3
The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty
What follows is the story of this flight, his subsequent wanderings, and the haunting pull of home that always afflicts him. Tender, witty, troubling and tragic, The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty tells the secret history of a lost man.
Sebastian Barry, 2010
4
Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown
Devoid of politics, this novel tells an unblemished story of America's fight in the Global War on Terror (GWOT), and of Her soldiers' day-to-day struggle.
Jonathon Cody, 2009
5
Clouds Thick, Whereabouts Unknown: Poems by Zen Monks of China
Compiled by a leading scholar of Chinese poetry, Clouds Thick, Whereabouts Unknown is the first collection of Chan (Zen) poems to be situated within Chan thought and practice.
‎2013
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Not in Water Nor in Sand: God Answers Prayer the Whereabouts ...
In "Not in Water nor in Sand," the author recounts how she learned facts about the disapperance of a youg girl Natalee Holloway in June 2005.
Elena Ronda, 2012
7
Searchable Whereabouts
While Rahkel Williams is trying to unravel the circumstances surrounding her Uncles mysterious murder, she discovers clues about his life that has her questioning if he was really the man she thought he was.
Tinisha Nicole Johnson, 2007
8
Whereabouts Unknown
Hi About the Play Whereabouts Unknown chronicles the lives of a handful of promising young people. It opens in their history classroom in the last days of the 1 989 school year and ends at the students' high school reunion ten years later.
Rawley, John, 2000
9
Whereabouts Lost
A man fulfills his dream of embarking on an adventure in the Alaskan wilderness. He soon realizes that he must rely on every resource available and every bit of knowledge acquired over the years as he goes into survival mode.
Alan Dunbarker, 2009
10
Humor and Feminism - A research into the whereabouts of ...
‘Margaret Atwood, the Canadian novelist, once asked a group of women at a university why they felt threatened by men.
Zuzanna Szutenberg, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WHEREABOUTS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term whereabouts is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jeremiah Foco Missing: Family Desperately Seeks Answers to …
ABC News station KOMO-TV reports that police collected DNA from Foco's residence Thursday as part of an investigation into his whereabouts. Meanwhile ... «ABC News, Aug 15»
2
Czech FM: Whereabouts of 5 Czechs missing in Lebanon unknown
After a meeting Tuesday of his ministry's crisis committee, Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek says "we have no information about their whereabouts" and ... «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
3
Whereabouts of child murderer unknown
LAPORTE — Police expressed concern Friday over the whereabouts of a convicted child killer and molester who was released from a state prison late Thursday. «South Bend Tribune, Jul 15»
4
Kettering man faces jail for not revealing all he knows on missing …
She added: 'This is a very serious matter, so I urge anyone out there who may know something about Mani's whereabouts to please come forward and share ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
5
Shreveport Police seek whereabouts of runaway teen
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ashley Vanzyl are asked to contact Shreveport Police detectives at (318) 673-6955. «KTBS, Jun 15»
6
Family of missing Dean Roche say psychic has 'located his …
“We have met with a medium who helped us connect with Dean and gave us the location of his whereabouts. We would like to thank her greatly for her time and ... «Irish Independent, Jun 15»
7
Media gets lines crossed over Anita Sarawak's whereabouts
PETALING JAYA - Anita Sarawak has made the news again - not for her music, but due to confusion over her whereabouts. Anita's half-sister Noorkumalasari ... «AsiaOne, May 15»
8
There is no confusion on Dawood Ibrahim's whereabouts: Rajnath …
Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday that there was no confusion as far the whereabouts of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim were ... «Zee News, May 15»
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Govt makes contradicting statements on Dawood Ibrahim's …
NEW DELHI: The government of India made contradicting statements on Tuesday on the whereabouts of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. In Parliament on ... «Times of India, May 15»
10
Cope calls for probe into De Kock's whereabouts
De Kock's lawyer Julian Knight, however, told the paper he was unaware of his client's whereabouts but had received instructions from him asking for help, ... «Times LIVE, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Whereabouts [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/whereabouts>. Nov 2019 ».
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