[ ney-ber-hood ]
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  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.

  1. a number of persons living near one another or in a particular locality: The whole neighborhood was there.

  2. neighborly feeling or conduct.

  3. nearness; proximity: to sense the neighborhood of trouble.

  4. Mathematics. an open set that contains a given point.

Idioms about neighborhood

  1. 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

Other words for neighborhood

Words Nearby neighborhood Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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