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neighborhood

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noun neigh·bor·hood \ˈnā-bər-ˌhu̇d\

Simple Definition of neighborhood

  • : a section of a town or city

  • : the people who live near each other

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of neighborhood

  1. 1 :  neighborly relationship

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being neighbors :  proximity

  3. 3 a :  a place or region near :  vicinity b :  an approximate amount, extent, or degree <cost in the neighborhood of $100>

  4. 4 a :  the people living near one another b :  a section lived in by neighbors and usually having distinguishing characteristics

  5. 5 :  the set of all points belonging to a given set whose distances from a given point are less than a given positive number; broadly :  a set that contains a neighborhood

Examples of neighborhood in a sentence

  1. They bought a house in a beautiful neighborhood.

  2. The whole neighborhood heard about it.



15th Century

First Known Use of neighborhood

15th century



NEIGHBORHOOD Defined for Kids

neighborhood

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noun neigh·bor·hood \ˈnā-bər-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of neighborhood for Students

  1. 1 :  a residential section of a city <They are building a house in our neighborhood.>

  2. 2 :  the people living near one another

  3. 3 :  a place or region near :  vicinity

  4. 4 :  an amount, size, or range that is close to <It cost in the neighborhood of ten dollars.>





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