noun (plural vicinities)
1The area near or surrounding a particular place: the number of people living in the immediate vicinity was small
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- 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
Mid 16th century (in the sense 'proximity'): from Latin vicinitas, from vicinus 'neighbor'.
Words that rhyme with vicinityaffinity, asininity, clandestinity, divinity, femininity, infinity, masculinity, salinity, trinity, virginity
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