neighborhood

Use the noun neighborhood when you're talking about a community within a town or city. Getting to know the people and places in your neighborhood can make you feel right at home in a city of millions.

A neighborhood can be created by lines on a map that designate a district, or it can grow over time to become a neighborhood with a certain personality, based on who lives there. You can also use neighborhood to describe something nearby, like promising to visit a friend the next time you are in the neighborhood — or something that's approximate, like a restaurants whose burgers are in the neighborhood of ten dollars.

Definitions of neighborhood
  1. noun
    an area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community)
    “an ethnic neighborhood
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    area, country
    a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
  2. noun
    a surrounding or nearby region
    “he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood
    synonyms: locality, neck of the woods, neighbourhood, vicinity
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    Latin Quarter
    the region of Paris on the southern bank of the Seine; a center of artistic and student life
    Montmartre
    the highest point in Paris; famous for its associations with many artists
    Right Bank
    the region of Paris on the north bank of the Seine
    Charlestown
    a former town and present-day neighborhood of Boston; settled in 1629
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    gold coast
    a rich neighborhood noted for expensive homes and luxurious living; usually along a coastal area
    'hood
    (slang) a neighborhood
    place
    a general vicinity
    proximity
    the region close around a person or thing
    scenery
    the appearance of a place
    front, presence
    the immediate proximity of someone or something
    landscape
    an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
    seascape
    a view of the sea
    type of:
    section
    a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people
  3. noun
    people living near one another
    “it is a friendly neighborhood
    “my neighborhood voted for Bush”
    synonyms: neighbourhood
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    types:
    hood
    (slang) a neighborhood
    street
    people living or working on the same street
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    community
    a group of people living in a particular local area
  4. noun
    the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of')
    “the price is in the neighborhood of $100”
    synonyms: region
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    type of:
    indefinite quantity
    an estimated quantity
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