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neighborhood

[ney-ber-hoo d] /ˈneɪ bərˌhʊd/
noun
1.
the area or region around or near some place or thing; vicinity:
the kids of the neighborhood; located in the neighborhood of Jackson and Vine streets.
2.
a district or locality, often with reference to its character or inhabitants:
a fashionable neighborhood; to move to a nicer neighborhood.
3.
a number of persons living near one another or in a particular locality:
The whole neighborhood was there.
4.
neighborly feeling or conduct.
5.
nearness; proximity:
to sense the neighborhood of trouble.
6.
Mathematics. an open set that contains a given point.
Idioms
7.
in the neighborhood of, approximately; nearly; about:
She looks to be in the neighborhood of 70.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English neighborehode. See neighbor, -hood
Synonyms
2. community, area, locale, vicinity.
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Examples from the web for neighborhood
  • Help celebrate geography worldwide by planning events in your own community, school, or neighborhood.
  • What defines a building or an apartment as special can vary by neighborhood.
  • We live in a friendly neighborhood and know the parents of our kids' friends.
  • So the hip restaurant in my neighborhood is packed with people spending money while the less trendy fade away.
  • Fresh data from ground-based telescopes indicate that a prevailing view of the solar neighborhood needs revision.
  • The idea is that you can use this bike to do anything a car could do in your neighborhood.
  • We found the reason behind the neighborhood stink yesterday.
  • The main campus is located in a quiet residential neighborhood.
  • In addition, a planet has to dominate the neighborhood around its orbit.
  • Then the police said it was too dangerous to walk around the neighborhood alone toting expensive camera gear.
British Dictionary definitions for neighborhood

neighbourhood

/ˈneɪbəˌhʊd/
noun
1.
the immediate environment; surroundings; vicinity related adjective vicinal
2.
a district where people live
3.
the people in a particular area; neighbours
4.
neighbourly feeling
5.
(maths) the set of all points whose distance from a given point is less than a specified value
6.
(modifier) of or for a neighbourhood: a neighbourhood community worker
7.
in the neighbourhood of, approximately (a given number)
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Word Origin and History for neighborhood
n.

mid-15c., "neighborly conduct, friendliness," from neighbor (n.) + -hood. Modern sense of "community of people who live close together" is first recorded 1620s. Phrase in the neighborhood of meaning "near, somewhere about" is first recorded 1857, American English. The Old English word for "neighborhood" was neahdæl.

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