vicinity


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

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 ?
Only the sailors could bring away any belongings, for the fire, which had not yet reached the forecastle, had consumed all in the vicinity of the cabin which the explosion had not destroyed.
Soon, other evidences of our vicinity to the land were apparent, and it was not long before the glad announcement of its being in sight was heard from aloft,--given with that peculiar prolongation of sound that a sailor loves--'Land ho
Other animals passed up and down the jungle by day and by night--fierce, cruel beasts--but their weaker neighbors only fled from their immediate vicinity to return again when the danger was past.
The archdeacon and the bellringer, as we have already said, were but little loved by the populace great and small, in the vicinity of the cathedral.
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.
THE travellers had now arrived in the vicinity of the mountain regions infested by the Crow Indians.
Tarzan would not have been surprised had one or two birds in the immediate vicinity given voice to terror as they fled, but that the whole life of the jungle should set up so weird a protest filled him with disgust.
From Troy the Ashmores moved in 1871 or 1872 to Richmond, Indiana, and a year or two later to the vicinity of Quincy, Illinois, where Mr.
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.
George discovered, to his surprise, that her former residence must have been in his own vicinity; and her inquiries showed a knowledge of people and things in his vicinity, that was perfectly surprising to him.
Montero had not long removed his camp from the vicinity of the Crows, and fixed himself in his new quarters, when the Blackfeet marauders discovered his cantonment, and began to haunt the vicinity, He kept up a vigilant watch, however, and foiled every attempt of the enemy, who, at length, seemed to have given up in despair, and abandoned the neighborhood.
As there was not a single town or large village in the vicinity of the camp, the immense number of generals and courtiers accompanying the army were living in the best houses of the villages on both sides of the river, over a radius of six miles.