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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Neighborhood  \Neigh"bor*hood\,  n.  [Written  also  neighbourhood.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  condition  of  being  a  neighbor;  the  state  of 
  being  or  dwelling  near  proximity. 
  Then  the  prison  and  the  palace  were  in  awful 
  neighborhood.  --Ld.  Lytton. 
  2.  A  place  near  vicinity;  adjoining  district;  a  region  the 
  inhabitants  of  which  may  be  counted  as  neighbors;  as  he 
  lives  in  my  neighborhood. 
  3.  The  inhabitants  who  live  in  the  vicinity  of  each  other 
  as  the  fire  alarmed  all  the  neiborhood 
  4.  The  disposition  becoming  a  neighbor;  neighborly  kindness 
  or  good  will  [Obs.]  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  Syn:  Vicinity;  vicinaty;  proximity. 
  Usage:  {Neighborhood},  {Vicinity}.  Neigborhood  is 
  Anglo-Saxon,  and  vicinity  is  Latin.  Vicinity  does  not 
  commonly  denote  so  close  a  connection  as  neighborhood. 
  A  neigborhood  is  a  more  immediately  vicinity.  The 
  houses  immediately  adjoining  a  square  are  in  the 
  neighborhood  of  that  square;  those  which  are  somewhat 
  further  removed  are  also  in  the  vicinity  of  the 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  surrounding  or  nearby  region;  "the  plane  crashed  in  the 
  vicinty  of  Asheville";  "it  is  a  rugged  locality";  "he 
  always  blames  someone  else  in  the  immediate 
  neighborhood"  [syn:  {vicinity},  {locality},  {neighbourhood}] 
  2:  people  living  near  one  another;  "it  is  a  friendly 
  neighborhood";  "my  neighborhood  voted  for  Bush"  [syn:  {neighbourhood}] 
  3:  the  approximate  amount  of  something  (usually  used 
  prepositionally  as  in  `in  the  region  of');  "it  was  going 
  to  take  in  the  region  of  two  or  three  months  to  finish  the 
  job";  "the  price  is  in  the  neighborhood  of  $100"  [syn:  {region}] 

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