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 for neighborhood
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.
        [1913 Webster]
              Then the prison and the palace were in awful
              neighborhood.                         --Ld. Lytton.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A place near; vicinity; adjoining district; a region the
        inhabitants of which may be counted as neighbors; as, he
        lives in my neighborhood.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. The inhabitants who live in the vicinity of each other;
        as, the fire alarmed all the neiborhood.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. The disposition becoming a neighbor; neighborly kindness
        or good will. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.
        [1913 Webster]
     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
            [1913 Webster]

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:
         neighborhood, neighbourhood]
      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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