noun (plural vicinities)
- 1The area near or surrounding a particular place: the number of people living in the immediate vicinity was smallMore 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.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'proximity'): from Latin vicinitas, from vicinus 'neighbour'.