Definition of neighbourhood in English:


Line breaks: neigh¦bour|hood
Pronunciation: /ˈneɪbəhʊd
(US neighborhood)


  • 1A district or community within a town or city: she lived in a wealthy neighbourhood of Boston
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    • As well, family units sit within a neighbourhood and wider community of other families that identify with a common cause, that of a decent life with those we love.
    • Books were distributed in communities and neighbourhoods, and to family members and friends.
    • Different classes of people have long sorted themselves into neighborhoods within a city or region.
    district, area, locality, locale, quarter, community, part, region, zone
    informal neck of the woods, parts
    British informal manor
    North American informal hood, nabe
  • 1.1The area surrounding a particular place, person, or object: he was reluctant to leave the neighbourhood of London
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    • Ottawa has shown it has considered the question about the neighbourhood surrounding Iraq no more than it has given any thought to the question inside Iraq.
    • The neighbourhood surrounding the Medical Academy was the biggest surprise as transactions there were few.
    • Wait a while and a map of west London will open up showing the precise location of the shot and all the other photos taken in the surrounding neighbourhood.
    vicinity, surrounding district/area, environs, purlieus, precincts, proximity; North American vicinage
  • 1.2 [mass noun] Neighbourly feeling or conduct: the importance of neighbourhood to old people
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    • Social interactions based on neighbourhood have been deteriorating for decades - particularly in highly transitory urban areas.
    • Both sets of protagonists are torn between the American Dream of fame and fortune and the more comfortable pull to stay true to your station in life and neighbourhood.
  • 2 Mathematics The set of points whose distance from a given point is less than (or less than or equal to) some value.
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    • A few years later in 1914 Hausdorff defined neighbourhoods by four axioms so again there were no metric considerations.


in the neighbourhood of

Approximately; about: the cost would be in the neighbourhood of three billion dollars
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  • Yeah, at this point, obviously, I think that they have had him now for somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 days, roughly.
  • The machine should cost in the neighbourhood of $5,000 - $7,000.
  • Renting an allocated server would cost in the neighborhood of $200 a month (a considerable step up from the current $5).
approximately, about, around, roughly, in the region of, of the order of, not far off, nearly, almost, close to, just about, practically, more or less, or so, there or thereabouts, as near as dammit to; British getting on for; Latin circa
North American informal in the ballpark of

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