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neighbourhood

US neighborhood

noun
  1. the immediate environment; surroundings; vicinityRelated 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 neighbourhooda neighbourhood community worker
  7. in the neighbourhood of approximately (a given number)
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Historical Examples

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

  • This may make a good depot if we require to stay long in this neighbourhood.

  • 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.

  • I knew not the house, but I knew the neighbourhood, a brother of mine lives at hand.

    Calderon The Courtier

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton


Word Origin and History for neighbourhood

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

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