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 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 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.
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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