Neighborhood



[ney-ber-hoo d] /ˈneɪ bərˌhʊd/

noun
1.
the area or region around or near some place or thing; vicinity:
the kids of the neighborhood; located in the neighborhood of Jackson and Vine streets.
2.
a district or locality, often with reference to its character or inhabitants:
a fashionable neighborhood; to move to a nicer neighborhood.
3.
a number of persons living near one another or in a particular locality:
The whole neighborhood was there.
4.
neighborly feeling or conduct.
5.
nearness; proximity:
to sense the neighborhood of trouble.
6.
Mathematics. an open set that contains a given point.
Idioms
7.
in the neighborhood of, approximately; nearly; about:
She looks to be in the neighborhood of 70.
n.

mid-15c., “neighborly conduct, friendliness,” from neighbor (n.) + -hood. Modern sense of “community of people who live close together” is first recorded 1620s. Phrase in the neighborhood of meaning “near, somewhere about” is first recorded 1857, American English. The Old English word for “neighborhood” was neahdæl.

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