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Meaning of neighborhood by Wiktionary Dictionary


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    From neighbor +‎ -hood .


    neighborhood ( countable and uncountable; plural: neighborhoods )

    1. ( obsolete ) The quality of being a neighbor, living nearby, next to each-other
      Our neighborhood was our only reason to exchange hollow greetings
    2. A nearby area .
    3. The inhabitants of a residential area .
      The fire alarmed the neighborhood .
    4. A division of a municipality or region, formally or informally divided
      We have just moved to a pleasant neighborhood
    5. An approximate amount .
      He must be making in the neighborhood of $200,000 per year .
    6. ( uncountable ) The quality of physical proximity .
      The slums and the palace were in awful neighborhood .
    7. ( obsolete ) The disposition becoming a neighbor; neighborly kindness or good will .
    8. ( topology ) The neighborhood of a point x is... ( depending on the author ):
      1. ...an open set which contains point x .
      2. ...a set containing an open set which contains point x .


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    • Neighborhood on Wikipedia .

Explanation of neighborhood by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. people living near one another

    2. it is a friendly neighborhood
      my neighborhood voted for Bush
    3. a surrounding or nearby region

    4. he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood
    5. an area within a city or town that has some distinctive features ( especially one forming a community )

    6. an ethnic neighborhood
    7. the approximate amount of something

    8. the price is in the neighborhood of $100

    Definition of neighborhood by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Neighborhood n. [Written also neighbourhood.]
      1. The quality or condition of being a neighbor; the state of being or dwelling near; proximity.

      Then the prison and the palace were in awful neighborhood. Ld. Lytton.

      2. A place near; vicinity; adjoining district; a region the inhabitants of which may be counted as neighbors; as, “he lives in my neighborhood”.

      3. The inhabitants who live in the vicinity of each other; as, “the fire alarmed all the neiborhood”.

      4. The disposition becoming a neighbor; neighborly kindness or good will. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.

      Syn. -- Vicinity; vicinage; proximity. -- Neighborhood, Vicinity. Neighborhood is Anglo-Saxon, and vicinity is Latin. Vicinity does not commonly denote so close a connection as neighborhood. A neighborhood is a more immediately vicinity. The houses immediately adjoining a square are in the neighborhood of that square; those which are somewhat further removed are also in the vicinity of the square.