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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
  • They are forbidden to leave the cloister for the farm or the neighbourhood of the monastery.

    En Route J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  • I was three days in the neighbourhood, and I went back every day to see him.

    Coming Home Edith Wharton
  • It is much esteemed as an article of food by the inhabitants of the neighbourhood.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • In the meantime the only thing clear was, that he had better be got out of the neighbourhood!

    There and Back George MacDonald
  • Other curious idols have been dug up in the neighbourhood of the town of Leon.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • 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.

  • In the neighbourhood of Para alone seven hundred species have been found.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
Word Origin and History for neighbourhood

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

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