- Thereabout There"a*bout`, Thereabouts There"a*bouts`, adv.
[The latter spelling is less proper, but more commonly used.]
1. Near that place.
2. Near that number, degree, or quantity; nearly; as, ten men, or thereabouts. [1913 Webster]
Five or six thousand horse . . . or thereabouts. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
Some three months since, or thereabout. --Suckling. [1913 Webster]
3. Concerning that; about that. [R.] [1913 Webster]
What will ye dine? I will go thereabout. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
They were much perplexed thereabout. --Luke xxiv. 4. [1913 Webster]
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thereabouts — [ther′ə bouts΄] adv. 1. near that place 2. near that time or point in action, speech, etc. 3. near that number, amount, degree, etc.: Also thereabout * * * there·a·bouts (thâr ə boutsʹ) also … Universalium
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