neighborhood

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noun neigh·bor·hood \ˈnā-bər-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of neighborhood

  1. 1 :  neighborly relationship < … a closer feeling of brotherhood, a more efficient sense of neighborhood … — Nathaniel Hawthorne>

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being neighbors :  proximity < … refugees from the country, driven by fear or the neighborhood of armies. — F. L. Paxson>

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

  4. 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. 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

  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 English Language Learners

neighborhood

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noun neigh·bor·hood \ˈnā-bər-ˌhu̇d\

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

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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