neighborhood: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (nā'bur-hood"), [key]
— n.
  1. the area or region around or near some place or thing; vicinity: the kids of the neighborhood; located in the neighborhood of Jackson and Vine streets.
  2. a district or locality, often with reference to its character or inhabitants: a fashionable neighborhood; to move to a nicer neighborhood.
  3. a number of persons living near one another or in a particular locality: The whole neighborhood was there.
  4. neighborly feeling or conduct.
  5. nearness; proximity: to sense the neighborhood of trouble.
  6. an open set that contains a given point.
  7. approximately; nearly; about: She looks to be in the neighborhood of 70.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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