neighborhood

noun
neigh·​bor·​hood | \ ˈnā-bər-ˌhu̇d How to pronounce neighborhood (audio) \

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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This quaint neighborhood is home to cozy live-music venues and boutique wine bars, as well as vintage clothing stores and French bistros. Adrienne Faurote, Marie Claire, "The Instagram Guide to Shanghai, China," 5 Apr. 2019 But before the wrecking balls descended, local resident Huang Yung-Fu decided to transform the drab, concrete neighborhood into a colorful display of public art. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 25 most colorful cities in the world," 19 Feb. 2019 There are more prewar Tudors in this neighborhood than Shakespeare could shake a stick at. Douglas Brenner, House Beautiful, "Bill Shakespeare Would Be Proud To Live In This House," 5 Oct. 2018 Occupying more than 14,000 acres, the pop-up metropolis features distinctive neighborhoods, extensive dining and entertainment, even a small airport. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "The Vanishing City," 13 Aug. 2018 Dozens of neighbors protested in front of Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner's house in D.C.'s upscale Kalorama neighborhood, the Daily Mail reported. refinery29.com, "What Ivanka Did This Week: Pavers, Protests & Paid Family Leave," 13 July 2018 The powerful auto company will be moving up to 5,000 workers to the neighborhood in the coming years. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, "1993 Corktown purchase sits on the edge of a jackpot," 13 July 2018 Two Baltimore men face drug charges after detectives found drugs and cash in their car during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Park Thursday night, police said — the second such bust in the neighborhood in two days. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "Two charged in second drug bust in Brooklyn Park in two days," 13 July 2018 People from my mom to the cashier at my neighborhood Walgreens have told me it suits me. Glamour, "I’m Wearing Only Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk Lipstick From Now On," 12 Mar. 2019

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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 How to pronounce neighborhood (audio) \

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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