Definitions for vicinityvɪˈsɪn ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vicinity, locality, neighborhood, neighbourhood, neck of the woods(noun)

    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"


  1. vicinity(Noun)

    proximity, or the state of being near

  2. vicinity(Noun)

    neighbourhood, or the nearby region

  3. vicinity(Noun)

    approximate size or amount

  4. Origin: From vicinitas > vicinus > vicus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vicinity(noun)

    the quality or state of being near, or not remote; nearness; propinquity; proximity; as, the value of the estate was increased by the vicinity of two country seats

  2. Vicinity(noun)

    that which is near, or not remote; that which is adjacent to anything; adjoining space or country; neighborhood

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Washington Irving:

    A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.

  2. Kathrin Altwegg:

    Asteroids could well have had much more water than they have today, they have just lived in the vicinity of the sun for 4.6 billion years.

  3. Ash Carter:

    We do know that American air assets ... were engaged in the Kunduz vicinity, and we do know that the structures that -- you see in the news -- were destroyed, i just can't tell you what the connection is at this time.

  4. Amy Sanders:

    It has also not yet been determined if the motive was a hate crime, domestic terrorism, a personal act of violence against a specific individual, or other motive as there are numerous individuals and entities tied to the building in the vicinity of the explosion.

  5. John Allen:

    As you recall about this time last year, we were all facing the horror of what was happening in the vicinity of Sinjar to the Yazidi people. A year later, Kurdish forces, some number of thousands of them, have launched into the attack to push Daesh (ISIS) out of that area.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • nærhed, nabolag, omegnDanish
  • Umgebung, Nachbarschaft, NäheGerman
  • lähiseutu, likimäärä, läheisyys, suuruusluokka, lähialue, kokoluokkaFinnish
  • voisinage, vicinité, environsFrench
  • àrainnScottish Gaelic
  • आस-पासHindi
  • közelHungarian
  • vicinanzaItalian
  • 付近, 近所, 概算, 近似量, 近傍, 周辺Japanese
  • tatangaMāori
  • nabijheid, buurt, omgeving, schattingDutch
  • pobliże, sąsiedztwo, okolicaPolish
  • vecinătate, apropiereRomanian
  • окрестность, соседство, близостьRussian
  • trakt, grannskap, närhetSwedish
  • mahal, civar, yakınlık, komşulukTurkish

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