• WordNet 3.6
    • n neighborhood people living near one another "it is a friendly neighborhood","my neighborhood voted for Bush"
    • n neighborhood a surrounding or nearby region "the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville","it is a rugged locality","he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood","I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of the woods"
    • n neighborhood an area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community) "an ethnic neighborhood"
    • n neighborhood 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The pineapple was symbol of welcome in the 1700-1800's. That is why in New England you will see so many pineapples on door knockers. An arch in Providence RI leading into the Federal Hill neighborhood has a pineapple on it for that very reason. Pineapples were brought home by seafarers as gifts.
    • Neighborhood A place near; vicinity; adjoining district; a region the inhabitants of which may be counted as neighbors; as, he lives in my neighborhood .
    • Neighborhood The disposition becoming a neighbor; neighborly kindness or good will.
    • Neighborhood The inhabitants who live in the vicinity of each other; as, the fire alarmed all the neiborhood .
    • Neighborhood 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 ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: R.C. Gaitlan, 21, walked up to two patrol officers who were showing their squad car computer felon-location equipment to children in a Detroit neighborhood. When he asked how the system worked, the officer asked him for identification. Gaitlan gave them his drivers license, they entered it into the computer, and moments later they arrested Gaitlan because information on the screen showed Gaitlan was wanted for a two-year-old armed robbery in St. Louis, Missouri.
    • n neighborhood The condition or quality of being neighbors; the state of dwelling or being situated nigh or near; proximity; nearness: as, neighborhood often promotes friendship.
    • n neighborhood Conduct as a neighbor.
    • n neighborhood The kindliness and mutual readiness to be friendly which arise out of the condition of being neighbors; the reciprocity and mutual helpfulness becoming to neighbors; neighborly feelings and acts.
    • n neighborhood The place or locality lying next or nigh to some specified place; adjoining district; vicinity: as he lived in my neighborhood: frequently used figuratively.
    • n neighborhood Those living in the vicinity or adjoining locality; neighbors collectively; as, thė fire alarmed the whole neighborhood.
    • n neighborhood A district or locality, especially when considered with reference to its inhabitants or their interests: as, a fashionable neighborhood; a malarious neighborhood.
    • n neighborhood Synonyms and Neighborhood, Vicinity, Proximity. The first two differ from proximity in being used concretely: as, the explosion was heard throughout the neighborhood or vicinity (but not proximity). Neighborhood is closer and livelier than vicinity; proximity is the closest nearness. Neighborhood regards not only place, but persons; vicinity only the place; hence we say he lived in the vicinity of New York or the Hudson, but he lived in the neighborhood of Irving; his house was in close proximity to the one that was on fire. See adjacent.
    • n neighborhood In mathematics, the part of a line, surface, space, or other locus in quo so near to a correlative point that from its utmost parts to that point it has everywhere a certain given character with respect to which it is the neighborhood of that point. Thus, to say that the air is condensed in the neighborhood of a certain point, is to say that after one has approached it sufficiently near, the nearer one approaches the more condensed is the air up to the point itself.
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  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    “We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood.”
  • John Ciardi
    John Ciardi
    “A neighborhood is a residential area that is changing for the worse.”
  • Hesiod
    “Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood.”
  • Jane Austen
    “Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.”
  • Louise Beal
    Louise Beal
    “Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood.”
  • Confucius
    “Of neighborhoods, benevolence is the most beautiful. How can the man be considered wise who when he had the choice does not settle in benevolence.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Written also neighbourhood,


In literature:

The neighborhood they lived in must be very poor.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
The British artillery was concentrated in the neighborhood of Hooge and started a bombardment on June 16.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
Some slight advantages were also gained by the Allies in the neighborhood of St. Eloi and Klein Zillebeke.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
It is an extremely thickly populated neighborhood, and the terrain is full of difficulties.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
All day British artillery was active north of the Somme in the neighborhood of Beaumont-Hamel, Lens, and the Ypres sector.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
The people of this wild neighborhood interested Darwin very greatly, and he describes them with care.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
You're in a neighborhood which needs good precaution as well as good intentions.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
The term "neighborhood" is very frequently used as synonymous with "community," and should be definitely distinguished.
"The Farmer and His Community" by Dwight Sanderson
According to a local legend, its neighborhood had the honor of sheltering an illustrious fugitive.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
There were no farms in the neighborhood.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

Sweet Eva lives to do but good,
In all her gentle life:
With her good fame, the neighborhood,
Is rife.
"The Angels Of Earth" by James Avis Bartley
And thus forgeteth self for others,
And labors for a common good,
Regarding all mankind as brothers,
And earth as one great neighborhood.
"Admonition" by James Madison Bell
You had been taught that He was great—
    You only hoped He might be good—
An awful thought that you must join
    This silent neighborhood!
"A Child's Grave" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Deceitful worm, that undermines the clay,
Which slyly steals the thoughtless soul away,
Pervading neighborhoods with sad surprise,
Like sudden storms of wind and thunder rise.
"On Death" by George Moses Horton
There was a girl in our town
Who dearly loved to flirt,
But the home folks never noticed it at all.
The women in the neighborhood
All said she was too pert,
But she never even noticed them at all.
"You Couldn’t Hardly Notice It At All" by Edwin Carty Ranck
With two loaves of bread then they fed it, instead
Of the flesh of the white Cockatoo,
Which once was its food in that wild neighborhood
Where ranges the sweet Kangaroo,
That too
Is game for the famous Emeu!
"The Ballad Of The Emeu" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

As my oldest friend Kerry Norwood says, “Choosing a bad friend in our neighborhood could get you killed.†Very true.
It's easy to feel like a stranger in any of San Francisco's neighborhoods.
Dotting the southern half of Dorchester Ave, three of the neighborhood's finest restaurants also offer diners a taste of the outdoors along with some of the best menus in town.
But police have a message for those who don't have business being in that neighborhood: Stay out.
Bleeding Heart Bakery, an all-organic retail bakery in Chicago's Ukrainian Village neighborhood, showcases its eclectic style with its merchandising techniques.
"Boerum Hill is probably the coolest neighborhood in Brooklyn right now," says Brooklyn resident Terry Naini,a senior vice president at the residential brokerage Town.
How have Megan Parisi and Greg Engert, the duo behind forthcoming brewery Bluejacket , spent their time preparing for the Neighborhood Restaurant Group's newest venture.
How have Megan Parisi and Greg Engert, the duo behind forthcoming brewery Bluejacket, spent their time preparing for the Neighborhood Restaurant Group's newest venture.
According to Anchorage police, nearby residents say the house on West 67th Avenue was a hotbed of drug activity, and a neighborhood nuisance.
A Southern California neighborhood comes to the rescue of its local toy store.
Syrian security forces inspect an explosion that targeted a military bus near Qudssaya, a neighborhood of Damascus, on June 8.
Tel Aviv's Most Creative Neighborhood.
A house in the historic Candelaria neighborhood is on the market for $1.8 million.
In a Southwest Albuquerque neighborhood off Coors and Powers, water seems to be less of a right and more of a privilege these days.
Bomb Blast Kills at Least 75 at Market in Baghdad's Sadr City Neighborhood.

In science:

When we say “neighborhood” of a point or a subscheme, we usually mean analytic neighborhood.
A Simple Proof that Rational Curves on K3 are Nodal
When the tameness condition is satisfied we can predict the fundamental group of the boundary of the neighborhood: the groups π1 (U −Y ) indexed by the inverse system of neighborhoods U of Y converges nicely to a finitely presented group π .
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
The key ob jective is to find neighborhoods N with the right controlled homotopy type: closed manifold neighborhoods so that ∂N → N − Y is an ǫ homotopy equivalence over Y .
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
Mapping cylinders are wonderful, but since they do not always exist they are not satisfactory ob jects for a topological theory of “regular neighborhoods.” The appropriate notion seems to be a skewed mapping cylinder neighborhood in X × [0, ∞).
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
One way to introduce this neighborhood formally is to select any d′ > d + 1, sample T (d′ ) from P (d′ ) and then consider the d-neighborhood around xk , as a subtree of the tree T (d′ ).
Linear Phase Transition in Random Linear Constraint Satisfaction Problem