1. [ noun ] (geography) a surrounding or nearby region
Synonyms: locality vicinity neighbourhood neck_of_the_woods

"the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville" "it is a rugged locality" "he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood"

Related terms: section place scenery gold_coast Left_Bank montmartre Right_Bank 'hood proximity
2. [ noun ] (sociology) people living near one another
Synonyms: neighbourhood

"it is a friendly neighborhood" "my neighborhood voted for Bush"

Related terms: community street
3. [ noun ] the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of')
Synonyms: region

"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"

Related terms: indefinite_quantity
Similar spelling:   neighbourhood