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vi·cin·i·ty

 (vĭ-sĭn′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. vi·cin·i·ties
1. The state of being near in space or relationship; proximity: two restaurants in close vicinity.
2. A nearby, surrounding, or adjoining region; a neighborhood.
3. An approximate degree or amount: houses priced in the vicinity of $200,000.

[Latin vīcīnitās, from vīcīnus, neighboring, from vīcus, neighborhood; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

vicinity

(vɪˈsɪnɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. a surrounding, adjacent, or nearby area; neighbourhood
2. the fact or condition of being close in space or relationship
[C16: from Latin vīcīnitās, from vīcīnus neighbouring, from vīcus village]

vi•cin•i•ty

(vɪˈsɪn ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the area or region near or about a place; neighborhood.
2. the state or fact of being near; proximity; propinquity.
Idioms:
in the vicinity of, in the neighborhood of; approximately.
[1550–60; < Latin vīcīnitās=vīcīn(us) near (vīc(us) wick2, neighborhood + -īnus -ine1) + -itās -ity]
vicinal, vicinity - Vicinal, from Latin vicus, "group of houses," means "of or pertaining to a neighborhood"—hence, vicinity.
See also related terms for houses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vicinity - a surrounding or nearby regionvicinity - 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"

vicinity

noun neighbourhood, area, district, precincts, locality, environs, neck of the woods (informal), purlieus Police say the killer may still be in this vicinity.
in the vicinity of about, around, nearly, near, approaching, close to, roughly, something like, just about, just over, more or less, just under, close on, in the region of, getting on for (Brit. informal), in the neighbourhood of I'm going to save somewhere in the vicinity of $100 million .

vicinity

noun
1. A surrounding area:
2. A surrounding site:
3. Approximate size or amount:
Informal: neighborhood.
Translations
جِوَارجِوار، منطِقَه مُجاوِرَه
okolí
nærhedomegnnabolag
kokoluokkaläheisyyslähiseutulähistösuuruusluokka
blizina
nágrenni
近所概算近似量近傍
근처
artuma
apkaimeapkārtne
närhet
บริเวณใกล้เคียง
vùng lân cận

vicinity

[vɪˈsɪnɪtɪ] N
1. (= neighbourhood) → cercanías fpl, alrededores mpl, inmediaciones fpl
there has been heavy fighting in the vicinity of Tel Avivha habido fuertes enfrentamientos en las cercanías or en los alrededores or en las inmediaciones de Tel Aviv
houses in the immediate vicinity of the blast were damagedlas viviendas más cercanas a la explosión sufrieron daños
and other towns in the vicinityy otras ciudades de las inmediaciones or de la zona or cercanas
he denied being anywhere in the vicinitynegó encontrarse cerca del lugar
in the vicinity of 20alrededor de 20, unos 20
2. (= nearness) → proximidad f (to a)

vicinity

[vɪˈsɪnəti] nalentours mpl
in the vicinity → aux alentours
in the vicinity of sth → aux alentours de qch

vicinity

n
Umgebung f; in the vicinityin der Nähe (→ of von, gen); in the immediate vicinityin unmittelbarer Umgebung; in the vicinity of £500um die £ 500 (herum)
(= closeness)Nähe f

vicinity

[vɪˈsɪnɪtɪ] nvicinanze fpl

vicinity

(viˈsinəti) noun
a neighbourhood or local area. Are there any cinemas in the/this vicinity?

vicinity

جِوَار okolí nærhed Umgebung εγγύτητα periferia, vecindad lähistö voisinage blizina vicinato 近所 근처 nabijheid nærhet sąsiedztwo vizinhança близость närhet บริเวณใกล้เคียง çevre vùng lân cận 附近

vicinity

n. proximidad, vecindad; barrio.
References in classic literature ?
Had Tom Swift's giant cannon been discharged somewhere in the vicinity of his home it could have caused but little more astonishment to Mr.
According to the orders of the preceding night, the heavy sleep of the army was broken by the rolling of the warning drums, whose rattling echoes were heard issuing, on the damp morning air, out of every vista of the woods, just as day began to draw the shaggy outlines of some tall pines of the vicinity, on the opening brightness of a soft and cloudless eastern sky.
In accordance with this rule it may safely be assumed that the forefathers of Boston had built the first prison-house somewhere in the Vicinity of Cornhill, almost as seasonably as they marked out the first burial-ground, on Isaac Johnson's lot, and round about his grave, which subsequently became the nucleus of all the congregated sepulchres in the old churchyard of King's Chapel.
His haunts are not confined to the valley, but extend at times to the adjacent roads, and especially to the vicinity of a church at no great distance.
But I soon found that there came such a draught of cold air over me from under the sill of the window, that this plan would never do at all, especially as another current from the rickety door met the one from the window, and both together formed a series of small whirlwinds in the immediate vicinity of the spot where I had thought to spend the night.
Now, during the past night and forenoon, the Pequod had gradually drifted into a sea, which, by its occasional patches of yellow brit, gave unusual tokens of the vicinity of Right Whales, a species of the Leviathan that but few supposed to be at this particular time lurking anywhere near.
My vicinity affords many good walks; and though for so many years I have walked almost every day, and sometimes for several days together, I have not yet exhausted them.
These early birds came scattering along after each other, about one every five minutes in our vicinity, during half an hour.
I picked up such members of the family as fell in my vicinity, and subordinates of my corps collected the rest.
Having exhausted the resources of Riverboro and its immediate vicinity, the unfortunate couple had moved on and on in a steadily decreasing scale of prosperity until they had reached Temperance, where they had settled down and invited fate to do its worst, an invitation which was promptly accepted.
Wingfield thinks the vicinity of Brunswick Square decidedly the most favourable as to air.
The house, too, as described by Sir John, was on so simple a scale, and the rent so uncommonly moderate, as to leave her no right of objection on either point; and, therefore, though it was not a plan which brought any charm to her fancy, though it was a removal from the vicinity of Norland beyond her wishes, she made no attempt to dissuade her mother from sending a letter of acquiescence.