Hypertext Webster Gateway: "neighborhood"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Neighborhood \Neigh"bor*hood\, n. [Written also neighbourhood.]
1. The quality or condition of being a neighbor; the state of
being or dwelling near; proximity.

Then the prison and the palace were in awful
neighborhood. --Ld. Lytton.

2. A place near; vicinity; adjoining district; a region the
inhabitants of which may be counted as neighbors; as, he
lives in my neighborhood.

3. The inhabitants who live in the vicinity of each other;
as, the fire alarmed all the neiborhood.

4. The disposition becoming a neighbor; neighborly kindness
or good will. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.

Syn: Vicinity; vicinaty; proximity.

Usage: {Neighborhood}, {Vicinity}. Neigborhood is
Anglo-Saxon, and vicinity is Latin. Vicinity does not
commonly denote so close a connection as neighborhood.
A neigborhood is a more immediately vicinity. The
houses immediately adjoining a square are in the
neighborhood of that square; those which are somewhat
further removed are also in the vicinity of the

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a surrounding or nearby region; "the plane crashed in the
vicinity of Asheville"; "it is a rugged locality"; "he
always blames someone else in the immediate
neighborhood" [syn: {vicinity}, {locality}, {neighbourhood}]
2: people living near one another; "it is a friendly
neighborhood"; "my neighborhood voted for Bush" [syn: {neighbourhood}]
3: the approximate amount of something (usually used
prepositionally as in `in the region of'); "it was going
to take in the region of two or three months to finish the
job"; "the price is in the neighborhood of $100" [syn: {region}]

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