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Definition of "vicinity" []

  • The state of being near in space or relationship; proximity: two restaurants in close vicinity. (noun)
  • A nearby, surrounding, or adjoining region; a neighborhood. (noun)
  • An approximate degree or amount: houses priced in the vicinity of $200,000. (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 "vicinity" in a sentence
  • "In this vicinity is a statue of himself seated rather woodenly on a horse."
  • "Muslim world, stressing that the Al-Azhar mosque and university in his vicinity is the centre of the teaching of sunnah."
  • "Further, he maintains that the Carson City vicinity is “one of the most beautiful areas” in the West."