1. The quality or condition of being a neighbor; the state of being or dwelling near; proximity.
Then the prison and the palace were in awful neighborhood. --Ld. Lytton.
2. A place near; vicinity; adjoining district; a region the inhabitants of which may be counted as neighbors; as, he lives in my neighborhood.
3. The inhabitants who live in the vicinity of each other; as, the fire alarmed all the neiborhood.
4. The disposition becoming a neighbor; neighborly kindness or good will. [Obs.]
Syn: -- Vicinity; vicinage; proximity.
Usage: -- Neighborhood, Vicinity. Neighborhood is Anglo-Saxon, and vicinity is Latin. Vicinity does not commonly denote so close a connection as neighborhood. A neighborhood is a more immediately vicinity. The houses immediately adjoining a square are in the neighborhood of that square; those which are somewhat further removed are also in the vicinity of the square.
n 1: a surrounding or nearby region; "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 woods" [syn: vicinity, locality,
neighbourhood, neck of the woods]
2: people living near one another; "it is a friendly
neighborhood"; "my neighborhood voted for Bush" [syn: neighbourhood]
3: the approximate amount of something (usually used
prepositionally as in `in the region of'); "it was going
to take in the region of two or three months to finish the
job"; "the price is in the neighborhood of $100" [syn: region]