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1. A district or area with distinctive characteristics: a neighborhood of fine homes; a working-class neighborhood.
2. The people who live near one another or in a particular district or area: The noise upset the entire neighborhood.
3. The surrounding area; vicinity: happened to be in the neighborhood.
4. Informal Approximate amount or range: in the neighborhood of five million dollars.
5. Friendliness appropriate to a neighbor: a feeling of neighborhood.
6. Mathematics The set of points surrounding a specified point, each of which is within a certain, usually small distance from the specified point.


(ˈneɪ bərˌhʊd)

1. the area or region around or near some place or thing; vicinity.
2. a district or locality, often with reference to its character or inhabitants: a fashionable neighborhood.
3. a number of persons living in a particular locality.
4. Math. an open set that contains a given point.
in the neighborhood of, approximately; nearly; about.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neighborhood - a surrounding or nearby regionneighborhood - 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"
gold coast - a rich neighborhood noted for expensive homes and luxurious living; usually along a coastal area; "Chicago's gold coast is along Lake Michigan"
'hood - (slang) a neighborhood
place - a general vicinity; "He comes from a place near Chicago"
proximity - the region close around a person or thing
scenery - the appearance of a place
section - a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people; "no section of the nation is more ardent than the South"; "there are three synagogues in the Jewish section"
2.neighborhood - people living near one another; "it is a friendly neighborhood"; "my neighborhood voted for Bush"
community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
hood - (slang) a neighborhood
street - people living or working on the same street; "the whole street protested the absence of street lights"
3.neighborhood - 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"
indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity
4.neighborhood - an area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community); "an ethnic neighborhood"
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"


1. A rather small part of a geographic unit considered in regard to its inhabitants or distinctive characteristics:
area, district, quarter (often uppercase).
2. A part of the earth's surface:
3. A surrounding area:
4. A surrounding site:
5. Informal. Approximate size or amount:
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جِوار čtvrť nabolag Nachbarschaft γειτονιά vecindad, vecindario asuinalue voisinage susjedstvo vicinato 近所 이웃 buurt nabolag sąsiedztwo vizinhança район kvarter เขตที่มีคนอยู่อาศัย mahalle hàng xóm 邻里


n barrio, vecindario, vecindad f
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It happened to be a hired waiter who knew nothing about the neighborhood and Jo was looking round for help when Laurie, who had heard what she said, came up and offered his grandfather's carriage, which had just come for him, he said.
When his way homeward led him again into the street of frame houses he could not bear the sight and began to run, wanting to get quickly out of the neighborhood that now seemed to him utterly squalid and commonplace.
He talked a good deal on various topics, a little politics, some city news and neighborhood gossip.
Looking over an ancient map, it was ascertained that a tribe of Indians, called "Les Horicans" by the French, existed in the neighborhood of this beautiful sheet of water.
Even such we find it now; and any old woman of the neighborhood will certify that it is productive of intestinal mischief to those who quench their thirst there.
The whole neighborhood abounds with local tales, haunted spots, and twilight superstitions; stars shoot and meteors glare oftener across the valley than in any other part of the country, and the nightmare, with her whole ninefold, seems to make it the favorite scene of her gambols.
As in the hurricane that sweeps the plain, men fly the neighborhood of some lone, gigantic elm, whose very height and strength but render it so much the more unsafe, because so much the more a mark for thunderbolts; so at those last words of ahab's many of the mariners did run from him in a terror of dismay.
The most uncanny thing about this neighborhood was the number of the children; you thought there must be a school just out, and it was only after long acquaintance that you were able to realize that there was no school, but that these were the children of the neighborhood--that there were so many children to the block in Packingtown that nowhere on its streets could a horse and buggy move faster than a walk!
Meantime, Haley, if you want the matter carried on in the quiet way you speak of, you'd best not let your business in this neighborhood be known.
Yes, though you may think me perverse, if it were proposed to me to dwell in the neighborhood of the most beautiful garden that ever human art contrived, or else of a Dismal Swamp, I should certainly decide for the swamp.
Suspicion fell upon a humble family in the neighborhood who had been lately treated with peculiar harshness by the baron; and from these people the suspicion easily extended itself to their relatives and familiars.
Many a skinny old being in our neighborhood was the happier and the restfuler for her coming.

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