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the immediate environment; surroundings; vicinity related adjective vicinal
a district where people live
the people in a particular area; neighbours
neighbourly feeling
(maths) the set of all points whose distance from a given point is less than a specified value
(modifier) of or for a neighbourhood: a neighbourhood community worker
in the neighbourhood of, approximately (a given number)
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  • Every neighbourhood has its stories, its legends, and romantic histories.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • This may make a good depot if we require to stay long in this neighbourhood.

  • I was three days in the neighbourhood, and I went back every day to see him.

    Coming Home Edith Wharton
  • My former suspicions that Mr. Giles must have been in this neighbourhood were now confirmed.

  • In the meantime the only thing clear was, that he had better be got out of the neighbourhood!

    There and Back George MacDonald
  • Sophy was unwell, was feverish; the scarlet fever had been in the neighbourhood.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Mr. Law pressed me to stay and spend a day or two longer, so that we might visit Colonel Heb next day, and see the neighbourhood.

  • Possibly you may be equally successful in your own village and neighbourhood.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
Word Origin and History for neighbourhood

chiefly British English spelling of neighborhood; for spelling, see -or.

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