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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 of neighborhood
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English neighborehode. See neighbor, -hood
Synonyms
2. community, area, locale, vicinity.
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  • Where is there in our neighborhood a freight railroad station?

    Where We Live Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
  • Like everything else in that neighborhood, it was covered with picture writing.

    Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • In the evenings the neighborhood still gathers at Clement's.

    Dust of New York Konrad Bercovici
  • I worried along, however, to get out of that neighborhood as soon as possible.

    Biography of a Slave Charles Thompson
  • The neighborhood was deteriorating, or evolving, as you happened to look at it.

    Clark's Field Robert Herrick
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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