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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vicinity, locality, neighborhood, neighbourhood, neck of the woodsnoun

    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"

  2. neighborhood, neighbourhoodnoun

    people living near one another

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


  1. neighbourhoodnoun

    Close proximity, particularly in reference to home

    He lives in my neighbourhood.

  2. neighbourhoodnoun

    and, by extension, its inhabitants

    The fire alarmed all the neighbourhood.

  3. neighbourhoodnoun

    a division of a municipality or region, formally or informally divided

  4. neighbourhoodnoun

    The quality or condition of being a neighbour; the state of being or dwelling near; proximity.

  5. neighbourhoodnoun

    The infinitesimal open set of all points that may be reached directly from a given point; The set of all the vertices adjacent to a given vertex

  6. neighbourhoodnoun

    The disposition becoming a neighbour; neighbourly kindness or good will.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Neighbourhoodnoun

    Etymology: from neighbour.

    I could not bear
    To leave thee in the neighbourhood of death,
    But flew in all the haste of love to find thee. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    Consider several states in a neighbourhood; in order to preserve peace between these states, it is necessary they should be formed into a balance. Jonathan Swift.


  1. Neighbourhood

    Neighbourhood is a song by Space, written by band members Tommy Scott and Franny Griffiths, and released as the second single (though the band prefer it to be the first, as they consider "Money"/"Kill Me" to be a "test" release) from their debut album Spiders, and their third single altogether. It was originally released on 25 March 1996 and peaked at #56 in the UK charts, but it was later re-released on 21 October that year, this time peaking at #11. In Australia, "Neighbourhood" entered the ARIA top 100 singles chart on 9 February 1997 at #90, its peak. "Neighbourhood" peaked at #22 in New Zealand in March 1997. The lyrics to "Neighbourhood" were partially inspired by frontman Tommy Scott's upbringing in the Liverpool housing estate Cantril Farm (which has since been reestablished as Stockbridge Village), yet it stays true to the band's twisted sense of humour by depicting a variety of somewhat warped personalities including a man who thinks he's Saddam Hussein, Mr Miller, a "local vicar and a serial killer," a "big butch queen" who's "bigger than Tyson and twice as mean," and others. The lyrical style has eighties dub reggae & sound system deejay influences.


  1. neighbourhood

    In a topological context, a neighbourhood is a set that includes a particular point and an open set surrounding that point. In a common context, a neighbourhood is a distinct, often residential, area within a town or city characterized by similar types of housing or people, and often defined by geographical or municipal boundaries.


  1. Neighbourhood

    A neighbourhood or neighborhood is a geographically localised community within a larger city, town, suburb or rural area. Neighbourhoods are often social communities with considerable face-to-face interaction among members. "Researchers have not agreed on an exact definition. Neighbourhood is generally defined spatially as a specific geographic area and functionally as a set of social networks. Neighbourhoods, then, are the spatial units in which face-to-face social interactions occur – the personal settings and situations where residents seek to realise common values, socialise youth, and maintain effective social control."

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'neighbourhood' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4148

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'neighbourhood' in Nouns Frequency: #2101

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of neighbourhood in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of neighbourhood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of neighbourhood in a Sentence

  1. Hisham Abdul Wahab:

    Some people began returning to the neighbourhood, but the strikes began again and now they're leaving a second time. The place is devastated: there are no roads, no water and no electricity. Nobody's left but thieves.

  2. Srikanth Kondapalli:

    The number of PLA visits to Bangladesh is nearly the same as to India, modi is trying to counter it with his neighbourhood outreach.

  3. Janet Bete:

    In my neighbourhood there is a man who runs a spaza (tuck shop) but has no electricity, so I hire out the solar lights to him daily from 5am when he opens, to 7am when it's no longer dark.

  4. Michael Jones:

    Kogas could see some positive knock-on benefits in terms of having another large buyer in their neighbourhood, as they will inevitably be negotiating for similar terms and can speak with a louder more unified voice... so they can negotiate better terms.

  5. Henry C. Blinn:

    Mistakes live in the neighbourhood of truth and therefore delude us.

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    the verbal act of urging on
    • A. preponderance
    • B. fervidness
    • C. instigation
    • D. rung

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