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
Physi will empower people in five Cincinnati neighborhoods to connect via technology.
The sliver-thin neighborhood is packed with low-rise apartments and gated residences and stretches from the Guaire River to the lush green mountain that separates Caracas from the Caribbean.
In total, 45 Highland Park streets were rendered impassable after two forks of the North Branch of the Chicago River overflowed their banks and filled neighborhood streets and yards.
Planners said neighborhood preservation too often was complaint-driven rather than proactive.
Two houses in Rancho Bernardo’s Westwood neighborhood were evacuated early Monday afternoon due to a natural gas leak at a nearby home under fumigation.
Nobody in the neighborhood where she was found knows her.
Thomas had agreed to participate in a neighborhood meeting to discuss the project's pro's and con's.
In previous Spider-Man movies, there's a scene when good New Yorkers step in to save their friendly neighborhood Spider-Man from peril—with the usual shot of an American flag, elevating hometown pride into full-fledged patriotism.
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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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