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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Neighborhood \Neigh"bor*hood\, 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.
Usage: 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
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a surrounding or nearby region; "the plane crashed in the
vicinity of Asheville"; "it is a rugged locality"; "he
always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood";
"I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of
the woods" [syn: vicinity, locality, neighborhood,
neighbourhood, neck of the woods]
2: people living near one another; "it is a friendly
neighborhood"; "my neighborhood voted for Bush" [syn:
3: the approximate amount of something (usually used
prepositionally as in `in the region of'); "it was going to
take in the region of two or three months to finish the job";
"the price is in the neighborhood of $100" [syn: region,
4: an area within a city or town that has some distinctive
features (especially one forming a community); "an ethnic
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
77 Moby Thesaurus words for "neighborhood":
airspace, alentours, ambience, ambit, approach, approximation,
area, belt, borderlands, circle, circuit, circumambiencies,
circumjacencies, circumstances, closeness, compass, confines,
context, continental shelf, convergence, corridor, country,
department, district, division, entourage,
environing circumstances, environment, environs, extent,
foreground, gestalt, ground, habitat, heartland, hinterland,
immediacy, immediate foreground, land, magnitude, matter, milieu,
nearness, nighness, offshore rights, outposts, outskirts, part,
parts, perimeter, periphery, place, precinct, precincts, premises,
propinquity, proximity, purlieus, quarter, range, region, salient,
section, situation, soil, space, suburbs, surroundings, terrain,
territory, three-mile limit, total environment, tune,
twelve-mile limit, vicinage, vicinity, zone
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