Definition of vicinity in English:

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Pronunciation: /vəˈsinədē/

noun (plural vicinities)

1The area near or surrounding a particular place: the number of people living in the immediate vicinity was small
More example sentences
  • It was a point worth bearing in mind, and so was the way in which the local communities kept the high road cleared of snow in their vicinities.
  • The few hospitals still standing in the vicinities were destroyed, from the inside.
  • After 1660, vines were planted in Kursk, Tambov, and in the vicinities of Tula and Moscow.
neighborhood, surrounding area, locality, locale, area, local area, district, region, quarter, zone;
environs, surroundings, precincts
informal neck of the woods
1.1 archaic Proximity in space or relationship: the abundance and vicinity of country seats


Mid 16th century (in the sense 'proximity'): from Latin vicinitas, from vicinus 'neighbor'.

Words that rhyme with vicinity

affinity, asininity, clandestinity, divinity, femininity, infinity, masculinity, salinity, trinity, virginity

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Syllabification: vi·cin·i·ty

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