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.
a district or locality, often with reference to its character or inhabitants: a fashionable neighborhood; to move to a nicer neighborhood.
a number of persons living near one another or in a particular locality: The whole neighborhood was there.
neighborly feeling or conduct.
nearness; proximity: to sense the neighborhood of trouble.
Mathematics. an open set that contains a given point.
in the neighborhood of, approximately; nearly; about: She looks to be in the neighborhood of 70.

1400–50; late Middle English neighborehode. See neighbor, -hood

2. community, area, locale, vicinity. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
neighbourhood or (US) neighborhood (ˈneɪbəˌhʊd)
1.  the immediate environment; surroundings; vicinityRelated: 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)
Related: vicinal
neighborhood or (US) neighborhood
Related: vicinal

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., "neighborly conduct, friendliness," from neighbor + -hood (q.v.). 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, Amer.Eng. The O.E. word for "neighborhood" was neahdæl.
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Example sentences
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.
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