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English noun: neighborhood

1. neighborhood (location) a surrounding or nearby region

SamplesThe 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.

Synonymslocality, neck of the woods, neighbourhood, vicinity

Broader (hypernym)section

Narrower (hyponym)'hood, gold coast, place, proximity, scenery

Instance hyponymCharlestown, Latin Quarter, Left Bank, Montmartre, Right Bank

2. neighborhood (group) people living near one another

SamplesIt is a friendly neighborhood.
My neighborhood voted for Bush.


Broader (hypernym)community

Narrower (hyponym)hood, street

3. neighborhood (quantity) the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of')

SamplesIt was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job.
The price is in the neighborhood of $100.


Broader (hypernym)indefinite quantity

4. neighborhood (location) an area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community)

SamplesAn ethnic neighborhood.

Broader (hypernym)area, country

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