Definition of neighborhood
1 : neighborly relationship … a closer feeling of brotherhood, a more efficient sense of neighborhood … — Nathaniel Hawthorne
3a : a place or region near : vicinity traveled to a place somewhere in the neighborhood of that cityb : an approximate amount, extent, or degree cost in the neighborhood of $100
4a : the people living near one another The whole neighborhood heard about it.b : a section lived in by neighbors and usually having distinguishing characteristics lived in a quiet neighborhood
5 : the set (see 2set 21) of all points belonging to a given set whose distances from a given point are less than a given positive (see 1positive 4e) number; broadly : a set that contains a neighborhood
Examples of neighborhood in a Sentence
They bought a house in a beautiful neighborhood.
The whole neighborhood heard about it.
Recent Examples of neighborhood from the Web
Otherwise the neighborhood will follow the model of Daehangno, Bukchon, Seochon, Garosu-gil, and Jogno in becoming a generic shopping district.
These days, 6-year-old Clara’s biggest struggle is holding her breath long enough to touch the bottom of the pool in her North Carolina neighborhood.
Public Square: (No. 8278) There goes the neighborhood — in a community-minded direction.
During a recent spot check in one Edgewood neighborhood, where more than a dozen thefts from vehicles were reported in little more than a day, Sheriff's Office deputies found 61 unlocked vehicles.
Invite the whole neighborhood over for some Independence Day burgers.
Today, St. Anthony’s Chapel stands on a quiet street in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood.
This summer, consider changing up the scenery: Explore a new neighborhood and venture outside the comfort of your borough (or, let’s be honest, your block) for a little R&R, sun-seeking, and pampering.
Earlier this month, Union Developments launched its boutique development Monohaus, a reboot of a former record factory in the Hackney neighborhood of east London, very much the hipster heartland of the British capital.
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First Known Use of neighborhood
NEIGHBORHOOD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of neighborhood for English Language Learners
: a section of a town or city
: the people who live near each other
NEIGHBORHOOD Defined for Kids
Definition of neighborhood for Students
1 : a residential section of a city They are building a house in our neighborhood.
2 : the people living near one another
3 : a place or region near : vicinity
4 : an amount, size, or range that is close to It cost in the neighborhood of ten dollars.
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