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[ney-ber-hoo d] /ˈneɪ bərˌhʊd/
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
late Middle English
First recorded in 1400-50, neighborhood is from the late Middle English word neighborehode. See neighbor, -hood
2. community, area, locale, vicinity. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Where is there in our neighborhood a freight railroad station?

    Where We Live Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
  • The Freshman who is in his own neighborhood does not donate additional arguments.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • In the evenings the neighborhood still gathers at Clement's.

    Dust of New York Konrad Bercovici
  • We reached Louisville in time—at least the neighborhood of it.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The neighborhood was deteriorating, or evolving, as you happened to look at it.

    Clark's Field Robert Herrick
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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