- 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.
Origin of neighborhood
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Examples from the Web for neighborhood
A car mechanic who goes by the name “Big Perm” said he noticed a change in the neighborhood.Ground Zero of the NYPD Slowdown
January 1, 2015
Does all this mean that a robo-Jurassic Park is coming soon to a neighborhood near you?Meet Our Animal Robot Overlords
December 26, 2014
Somebody had hung an American flag and people of the neighborhood had placed bouquets and candles.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops
December 22, 2014
That was standard operating procedure in the neighborhood at the time.De Robertis, a New York Great, Bids Farewell
December 4, 2014
Lynchburg is a six-month-old German sausage and ale house in the heart of Panama's San Francisco neighborhood.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
Like everything else in that neighborhood, it was covered with picture writing.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
I worried along, however, to get out of that neighborhood as soon as possible.Biography of a Slave
What if it should be in this neighborhood, among these surroundings?Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Then I hope you will be careful what houses you go into, for I hear the small-pox is in the neighborhood.Weighed and Wanting
But Joe's affair with Sidney had been the talk of the neighborhood.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Word Origin and History for neighborhood
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.