Definitions

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  • noun Close proximity, particularly in reference to home
  • noun and, by extension, its inhabitants
  • noun a division of a municipality or region, formally or informally divided
  • noun archaic The quality or condition of being a neighbour; the state of being or dwelling near; proximity.
  • noun topology The infinitesimal open set of all points that may be reached directly from a given point; The set of all the vertices adjacent to a given vertex
  • noun obsolete The disposition becoming a neighbour; neighbourly kindness or good will.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a surrounding or nearby region
  • noun people living near one another

Etymologies

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neighbour +‎ -hood

Examples

  • In a properly organised rural neighbourhood could be developed that higher kind of attraction which is suggested by the very word _neighbourhood_.

    The Rural Life Problem of the United States Notes of an Irish Observer

  • I should also say that I often use the term neighbourhood because it captures the sense of proximity, friendship and mutual assistance which characterises

    Australia and Thailand : A Shared Future

  • Bill, the term neighbourhood is used, but no definition is given.

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  • Bill, the term neighbourhood is used, but no definition is given.

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  • Normally I would welcome anyone who asked to join our table with open arms, and then, after the perfunctory small talk (I live in a very friendly neighbourhood), go about the business of eating with my girl because my neighbourhood is actually friendlier than I am.

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  • Normally I would welcome anyone who asked to join our table with open arms, and then, after the perfunctory small talk (I live in a very friendly neighbourhood), go about the business of eating with my girl because my neighbourhood is actually friendlier than I am.

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  • And, Yes, challenging our own perceptions and taking into account the rights of * everyone* in a neighbourhood is also valid.

    Boarding the House | Her Bad Mother

  • In certain cities the neighbourhood is the real detective police, noting every action and abating scandals (such as orgies, etc.) with a strong hand and with the full consent of public opinion and of the authorities.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • However, the breed du jour for people who want to intimidate their neighbourhood is the pit bull, so the number of pit bull attacks is growing.

    we get a bad rap

  • There are many things that are better here, a strong sense of community in the neighbourhood, is just one of them.

    Advisor: Was it cruel to let poor kids in India play with my iPod? Boing Boing

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