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
An Arizona man has been charged in connection with a series of home vandalism and burglary incidents in Newport Beach’s Dover Shores neighborhood last week.
Ultrafine particles spike near freeways Pollution readings near the freeways were three to four times higher than in neighborhoods at a distance from traffic.
In Sinjar, the P.K.K. fighters hadn’t penetrated much past the outlying neighborhoods near the base of the mountains.
Jeffrey, in a different neighborhood, is all East London clubland, right down to the consciously ill-fitting and the willfully, artfully sloppy looks.
Sam's seems like the kind of amenity every neighborhood could use, and use, and use again.
These neighborhoods don't yet have reputations, so people choose their houses for other, mostly economic reasons.
MD Capitol Police Officers don't just defend the Capitol, but the neighborhood that surrounds it.
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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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