Definitions for vicinityvɪˈsɪn ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•cin•i•tyvɪˈsɪn ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the area or region near or about a place; neighborhood.

  2. the state or fact of being near; proximity; propinquity.

Idioms for vicinity:

  1. in the vicinity of,in the neighborhood of; approximately.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of vicinity:

1550–60; < L vīcīnitās=vīcīn(us) near (vīc(us)wick2, neighborhood +-īnus -ine1) +-itās -ity

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. vicinity(noun)ɪˈsɪn ɪ ti

    the area surrounding a place

    an explosion in the vicinity of the train station


  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

Translations for vicinity

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a neighbourhood or local area

Are there any cinemas in the/this vicinity?

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