neighborhood

noun
neigh·​bor·​hood | \ ˈnā-bər-ˌhu̇d \

Definition of neighborhood

1 : neighborly relationship … a closer feeling of brotherhood, a more efficient sense of neighborhood— Nathaniel Hawthorne
2 : the quality or state of being neighbors : proximity … refugees from the country, driven by fear or the neighborhood of armies.— F. L. Paxson
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
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 set entry 2 sense 21) of all points belonging to a given set whose distances from a given point are less than a given positive (see positive entry 1 sense 4e) number broadly : a set that contains a neighborhood

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Synonyms for neighborhood

Synonyms

matter, tune, vicinity

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Examples of neighborhood in a Sentence

They bought a house in a beautiful neighborhood. The whole neighborhood heard about it.

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But if successful, the event could tell us a whole lot about the objects that dominate the far reaches of our cosmic neighborhood. Loren Grush, The Verge, "On New Year’s Day, a spacecraft will zoom by the most distant object humanity has ever visited," 27 Dec. 2018 Even before the Amazon deal, the city’s Economic Development Corp. announced $95 million for water and sewer improvements in the neighborhood. Winnie Hu, The Seattle Times, "What happens when 25,000 Amazon workers flush toilets?," 11 Dec. 2018 Frank and Chet have been planning to work on the baby’s room, which leads to the other guys in the neighborhood dropping by. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Netflix’s F Is for Family examines the dark core of the angry sitcom dad," 2 Dec. 2018 On Tuesday night, someone vandalized a wall in Brooklyn, New York, chalking swastikas and racial slurs as children prepared to trick-or-treat in the neighborhood. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Moving On and Making a Difference in the Wake of the Tree of Life Shooting," 2 Nov. 2018 The Menil Collection appears in the neighborhood not as an institution but as an oversized house, a mother hen with gray chicks. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "A museum grows in Houston," 1 Nov. 2018 But 90 percent of our work is where are our kids going to school and what’s going on in the neighborhood? Eric Johnson, Recode, "Eyeing a 2020 run, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti explains how he (or someone else) could beat Trump," 17 Oct. 2018 Tires Who wants a stack of old tires breeding mosquitoes in the neighborhood? Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Dispose of Hazardous Waste Without Damaging the Environment," 9 Oct. 2018 Testing of at least one rat collected in the neighborhood in recent years had turned up positive for rat hepatitis E, the researchers reported. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Rat hepatitis jumps to human for first time, spotlighting disease mystery," 2 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of neighborhood

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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neighborhood

noun

English Language Learners Definition of neighborhood

: a section of a town or city

: the people who live near each other

neighborhood

noun
neigh·​bor·​hood | \ ˈnā-bər-ˌhu̇d \

Kids Definition of neighborhood

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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