Definition of vicinity in English:

vicinity

Line breaks: vicin|ity
Pronunciation: /vɪˈsɪnɪti
 
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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.
Synonyms
surrounding district, surrounding area, neighbourhood, locality, locale, local area, area, district, region, quarter, sector, territory, domain, place, zone; environs, surroundings, surrounds, precincts, purlieus
informal this neck of the woods
technical locus
rare vicinage
1.1 [mass noun] archaic Proximity in space or relationship: the abundance and vicinity of country seats

Origin

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

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