thereabouts


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there·a·bouts

 (thâr′ə-bouts′) also there·a·bout (-bout′)
adv.
1. Near that place; about there: somewhere in Kansas or thereabouts.
2. About that number, amount, or time.
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thereabouts

(ˈðɛərəˌbaʊts) or

thereabout

adv
near that place, time, amount, etc: fifty or thereabouts.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.thereabouts - near that time or date; "come at noon or thereabouts"
2.thereabouts - near that place; "he stayed in London or thereabouts for several weeks"
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thereabouts

adverb so, something like that, give or take a bit, plus or minus a few She told us her age was 48 or thereabouts.
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Translations

thereabouts

[ˈðɛərəbaʊts] ADV
1. (place) → por ahí, allí cerca
2. (number) 12 or thereabouts12 más o menos, alrededor de 12
£5 or thereaboutscinco libras o así
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thereabouts

[ˌðɛərəˈbaʊts] adv
(referring to place)par là, près de là
He lives in London or thereabouts → Il vit à Londres ou près de là.
(referring to amount)environ, à peu près
Inflation is down to 8 per cent or thereabouts → L'inflation est réduite à 8 pour cent environ., L'inflation est réduite à 8 pour cent à peu près.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

thereabouts

adv
(quantity, degree) five pounds/fifteen or thereaboutsso um die fünf Pfund/fünfzehn (herum); four o’clock or thereaboutsso um vier Uhr herum (inf); is it ten dollars I owe you? — thereaboutsschulde ich dir nicht zehn Dollar? — so ungefähr
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thereabouts

[ˈðɛərəˌbaʊts] adv (place) → nei pressi, nei dintorni, da quelle parti; (amount) → giù di lì, all'incirca
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References in classic literature ?
But Hesiod, the poet, says just the opposite: that the sea was open, but Orion piled up the promontory by Peloris, and founded the close of Poseidon which is especially esteemed by the people thereabouts. When he had finished this, he went away to Euboea and settled there, and because of his renown was taken into the number of the stars in heaven, and won undying remembrance.
Serpents' filth and evil odour, the distance concealed from me: and that a lizard's craft prowled thereabouts lasciviously.
An hour before midnight the tavern closed up and its lights (the only ones thereabouts) were put out.
His youngest boy, a late-comer, a great cricketer it seemed, twelve years old or thereabouts, chattered enthusiastically of the exploits of W.
By this I concluded there were some wild creatures thereabouts, which had done this; but what they were I knew not.
I stood still an hour or thereabouts without trespassing on our orders (for so long the caravan was in passing the gate), to look at it on every side, near and far off; I mean what was within my view: and the guide, who had been extolling it for the wonder of the world, was mighty eager to hear my opinion of it.
or thereabouts; and he had gained her with such delightful rapidity the first hour of introduction had been so very soon followed by distinguishing notice; the history which he had to give Mrs.
"Very well," said Grandfather; "and you recollect that this was in 1763, or thereabouts, at the close of the old French War.
It had remained there, only twelve feet underground, for a matter of twenty-five hundred years or thereabouts. Romulus was here before he built Rome, and thought something of founding a city on this spot, but gave up the idea.
As the lad could boast a considerable former experience with the supernatural thereabouts his word had the weight justly due to the testimony of an expert.
Still, with the exception of one lady, who had retired with some precipitation at dinner-time, immediately after being assisted to the finest cut of a very yellow boiled leg of mutton with very green capers, there were no invalids as yet; and walking, and smoking, and drinking of brandy-and-water (but always in the open air), went on with unabated spirit, until eleven o'clock or thereabouts, when 'turning in' - no sailor of seven hours' experience talks of going to bed - became the order of the night.
She had not seen him for fifteen years or thereabouts, except on three or four occasions for a few hours at a time.