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neighbourhood

/ˈneɪbəˌhʊd/
noun
1.
the immediate environment; surroundings; vicinity related adjective vicinal
2.
a district where people live
3.
the people in a particular area; neighbours
4.
neighbourly feeling
5.
(maths) the set of all points whose distance from a given point is less than a specified value
6.
(modifier) of or for a neighbourhood: a neighbourhood community worker
7.
in the neighbourhood of, approximately (a given number)
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  • This may make a good depot if we require to stay long in this neighbourhood.

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

  • How I wished I could have spent days, nay weeks, in the neighbourhood of the water-mill!

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Sophy was unwell, was feverish; the scarlet fever had been in the neighbourhood.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • I knew not the house, but I knew the neighbourhood, a brother of mine lives at hand.

    Calderon The Courtier Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Possibly you may be equally successful in your own village and neighbourhood.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • In the neighbourhood of many of our villages stand the ruins of an old monastery.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • There were never enough of them to represent any calling or neighbourhood.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
Word Origin and History for neighbourhood

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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