noun, plural vi·cin·i·ties.
Examples from the Web for 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|Tom Sykes|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That shooting brought the total to at least four in the vicinity of the Obama house since 2011.
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|Michael Daly|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Michael Daly|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|The Telegraph|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The custom seems, however, more prevalent than in any part of India where I have been, the vicinity of Calcutta excepted.An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal|Fancis Buchanan Hamilton
The small boy with the blond hair stepped forward and dragged several dogs from the vicinity of Selwyn's shins.The Younger Set|Robert W. Chambers
What can you learn about the present status of the parochial school movement, especially in your own vicinity?Aliens or Americans?|Howard B. Grose
Leaving the vicinity of the window, he ran along the roof to the rear.The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview|Ralph Bonehill
We were strolling one night down a long dirty street in the vicinity of the Palais Royal.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allan Poe
British Dictionary definitions for vicinity
noun plural -ties
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.