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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


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The Wind River Mountains are notorious in hunters' and trappers' stories: their rugged defiles, and the rough tracts about their neighborhood, having been lurking places for the predatory hordes of the mountains, and scenes of rough encounter with Crows and Blackfeet.
After a narrow search, they discovered the trail of an Indian party, which had evidently passed through that neighborhood but recently.
Some conjectured that the band of Indians, whose trail they had discovered in the neighborhood of the stray horse, had been lying in wait for them in some secret fastness of the mountains; and were about to attack them on the open plain, where they would have no shelter.
Finding a piece of freehold land to be sold in the neighborhood of Fulham, he bought it, and had a cottage residence built on it, under his own directions.
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.
With these he lived successively a week at a time, thus going the rounds of the neighborhood, with all his worldly effects tied up in a cotton handkerchief.
The numerous signs of beaver met with during the recent search for timber gave evidence that the neighborhood was a good "trapping ground.
He informed the two Snake Indians of this determination, and engaged them to remain in that neighborhood and take care of the horses until the white men should return, promising them ample rewards for their fidelity.
It will not be said by those who recollect that the Atlantic coast is the longest side of the Union, that during the term of thirteen years, the representatives of the States have been almost continually assembled, and that the members from the most distant States are not chargeable with greater intermissions of attendance than those from the States in the neighborhood of Congress.
It may be inconvenient for Georgia, or the States forming our western or northeastern borders, to send their representatives to the seat of government; but they would find it more so to struggle alone against an invading enemy, or even to support alone the whole expense of those precautions which may be dictated by the neighborhood of continual danger.
What purpose (if any) had brought him into the neighborhood of Zeeland, he did not state.
An exhibition of agricultural implements had been opened in the neighborhood, only two days since; and a public competition between rival machines was to be decided on the coming Monday.

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