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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
First recorded in 1400-50, neighborhood is from the late Middle English word neighborehode. See neighbor, -hood
Synonyms
2. community, area, locale, vicinity.
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  • 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 Charles Thompson
  • What if it should be in this neighborhood, among these surroundings?

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
  • 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 George MacDonald
  • But Joe's affair with Sidney had been the talk of the neighborhood.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
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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