neighborhood


neighborhood
neighborhood (n.) mid-15c., "neighborly conduct, friendliness," from NEIGHBOR (Cf. neighbor) (n.) + -HOOD (Cf. -hood). Modern sense of "community of people who live close together" is first recorded 1620s. Phrase in the neighborhood of meaning "near, somewhere about" is first recorded 1857, American English. The Old English word for "neighborhood" was neahdæl.

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  • Neighborhood — Neigh bor*hood, n. [Written also neighbourhood.] 1. The quality or condition of being a neighbor; the state of being or dwelling near; proximity. [1913 Webster] Then the prison and the palace were in awful neighborhood. Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neighborhood — [nā′bər hood΄] n. 1. Archaic friendly relations, as of neighbors; neighborliness 2. the state or quality of being neighbors 3. a community, district, or area, esp. with regard to some characteristic or point of reference [an old neighborhood] 4.… …   English World dictionary

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  • neighborhood — (Amer.) neigh·bor·hood || neɪbÉ™rhÊŠd n. group of houses which make up a distinct region; local area, surroundings (also neighbourhood) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neighborhood — *locality, district, vicinity …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • neighborhood — [n] community, surroundings adjacency, area, block, closeness, confines, contiguity, district, environs, ghetto, hood, jungle*, locale, locality, nearness, neck of the woods*, parish, part, precinct, propinquity, proximity, purlieus, quarter,… …   New thesaurus

  • neighborhood — /nay beuhr hood /, n. 1. the area or region around or near some place or thing; vicinity: the kids of the neighborhood; located in the neighborhood of Jackson and Vine streets. 2. a district or locality, often with reference to its character or… …   Universalium

  • neighborhood — neigh|bor|hood [ neıbər,hud ] noun count *** 1. ) a particular area of a city or town: a poor/middle class/wealthy neighborhood a Chinese/Italian neighborhood a ) the people who live near each other: The whole neighborhood gets together for a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • neighborhood — n. AE; AE spelling: neighborhood 1) a bad ( unsafe ); changing; friendly; good, nice, pleasant neighborhood 2) an ethnic; residential neighborhood 3) in a neighborhood (we live in a nice neighborhood) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • neighborhood — noun 1. a surrounding or nearby region (Freq. 28) the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville it is a rugged locality he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of the… …   Useful english dictionary