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neighborhood

[ ney-ber-hood ]
/ ˈneɪ bərˌhʊd /
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noun

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.

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Idioms for neighborhood

    in the neighborhood of, approximately; nearly; about: She looks to be in the neighborhood of 70.

Origin of neighborhood

First recorded in 1400–50, neighborhood is from the late Middle English word neighborehode.See neighbor, -hood
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