- the area or region near or about a place; surrounding district; neighborhood: There are no stores in the vicinity of our house.
- state or fact of being near; proximity; propinquity: He was troubled by the vicinity of the nuclear testing area.
Origin of vicinity
Related Words for vicinityenvirons, neighborhood, proximity, nearness, district, locality, region, environment, surroundings, range, propinquity, turf, precinct, territory, hood, ballpark, around, vicinage
Examples from the Web for vicinity
Contemporary Examples of vicinity
The individual was spotted at a central London Park in the vicinity of Prince George, who was removed from the Park immediately.William and Kate Fear Prince George Is Being Stalked by Paparazzi
October 2, 2014
That shooting brought the total to at least four in the vicinity of the Obama house since 2011.Obama, Why Aren’t You in Chiraq?
July 9, 2014
A second “ping” then put the phone in the vicinity of a shopping center in Kissimmee.The Teen Love Letters that Led to a Tragic Murder-Suicide in Florida
March 30, 2014
Police say they show that he was in the vicinity of the World Trade Center at the time of the jump.Hero or Criminal? James Brady, the WTC Ironworker Who Jumped Off the Building
March 25, 2014
The SS, German gendarmerie, and Gestapo were all stationed in its vicinity.The Week in Death: Irving Milchberg, the Teenage Gunrunner of the Warsaw Ghetto
March 1, 2014
Historical Examples of vicinity
It was evidently changed by the vicinity of the larger river.
In height he was about five feet ten inches; and in age, somewhere in the vicinity of thirty.
None of the strongholds are proof against Irish sympathizers, in their vicinity.
Especially did she search the loose, sandy soil in its vicinity for tracks.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
In the vicinity of the Grotto one could see now as clearly as in the daytime.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
- a surrounding, adjacent, or nearby area; neighbourhood
- the fact or condition of being close in space or relationship
Word Origin for vicinity
Word Origin and History for vicinity
1560, "nearness in place," from Latin vicinitas "of or pertaining to neighbors or a neighborhood," from vicinus "neighbor, neighboring," from vicus "group of houses, village," related to the -wick, -wich in English place names, from PIE *weik- (see villa). Meaning "surrounding district" is first attested 1796.