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
A male victim was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon after a fire on the Far South Side in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood, police and fire officials said.
The explosion happened near the German embassy about 8:25 a.m. in the Wazir Akbar Khan area, a busy neighborhood that’s home to the presidential palace and many diplomatic missions, some of which were damaged in the attack.
Riders will depart from the Ali Center and go to local Ali landmarks, including his childhood home in the Parkland neighborhood and the Columbia Gym.
Authorities say a burglary suspect has been shot and killed as police tried to arrest him in a North Carolina neighborhood.
Justin Bieber got a hoist from Patrick Schwarzenegger — Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver’s 23-year-old son — on Saturday in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood.
This is a critical question when studying the history of our little neighborhood in space.
In the neighborhood, street parking has become scarce, with parking spots taken by equipment for the many construction sites.
As neighborhood butcher shops have gone the way of the compact disc, the mass production of protein has devolved into something creepily assembly-lined and abstract.
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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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