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Definition of "neighborhood" []

  • A district or area with distinctive characteristics: a neighborhood of fine homes; an ethnic neighborhood. (noun)
  • The people who live near one another or in a particular district or area: The noise upset the entire neighborhood. (noun)
  • The surrounding area; vicinity: happened to be in the neighborhood. (noun)
  • Informal Approximate amount or range: in the neighborhood of five million dollars. (noun)
  • Friendliness appropriate to a neighbor: a feeling of neighborhood. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "neighborhood" in a sentence
  • "No question about it – the Lewis Mountain neighborhood is not (yet) “struggle savvy.”"
  • "Just beyond Grounds, the Lewis Mountain neighborhood is engaged in battle with UVA over the fate of a tract of land on Ivy Road, which the University intends for a five-storey parking garage."
  • "That is, assuming the neighborhood is at least pretty close to some already gentrified areas, it both starts to draw in Bobo money from neighboring areas, draws in other similar businesses (a cluster effect: if Bobos are going to Whole Foods, have some other Bobo-friendly businesses near by on the still-cheap real estate), and sends a signal about what kind of neighborhood one is in."