Definition of neighbourhood in English:

neighbourhood

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

noun

  • 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.
    Synonyms
    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.
    Synonyms
    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.

Phrases

in the neighbourhood of

Approximately; about: the cost would be in the neighbourhood of three billion dollars
More example sentences
  • 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).
Synonyms
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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