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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ney-ber-hoo d]
    • /ˈneɪ bərˌhʊd/
    • /ˈneɪ.bə.hʊd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ney-ber-hoo d]
    • /ˈneɪ bərˌhʊd/

Definitions of neighborhood word

  • noun neighborhood the area or region around or near some place or thing; vicinity: the kids of the neighborhood; located in the neighborhood of Jackson and Vine streets. 1
  • noun neighborhood a district or locality, often with reference to its character or inhabitants: a fashionable neighborhood; to move to a nicer neighborhood. 1
  • noun neighborhood a number of persons living near one another or in a particular locality: The whole neighborhood was there. 1
  • noun neighborhood neighborly feeling or conduct. 1
  • noun neighborhood nearness; proximity: to sense the neighborhood of trouble. 1
  • noun neighborhood Mathematics. an open set that contains a given point. 1

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Origin of neighborhood

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
First recorded in 1400-50, neighborhood is from the late Middle English word neighborehode. See neighbor, -hood

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Parts of speech for Neighborhood


neighborhood popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

neighborhood usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for neighborhood

noun neighborhood

  • area — An area is a particular part of a town, a country, a region, or the world.
  • district — a division of territory, as of a country, state, or county, marked off for administrative, electoral, or other purposes.
  • region — an extensive, continuous part of a surface, space, or body: a region of the earth.
  • locality — a place, spot, or district, with or without reference to things or persons in it or to occurrences there: They moved to another locality.
  • zone — any continuous area that differs in some respect, or is distinguished for some purpose, from adjoining areas, or within which certain distinctive circumstances exist or are established: The decisions were formulated in a zone of uncertainty. The temperature lies outside the danger zone.

adjective neighborhood

  • local — low-cal.
  • small-town — of, relating to, or characteristic of a town or village: a typical, small-town general store.
  • divisional — the act or process of dividing; state of being divided.
  • communistic — of, characteristic of, or relating to communism
  • localized — to make local; fix in, or assign or restrict to, a particular place, locality, etc.

Antonyms for neighborhood

noun neighborhood

  • whole — comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole pie. They ran the whole distance.
  • distance — the extent or amount of space between two things, points, lines, etc.
  • remoteness — far apart; far distant in space; situated at some distance away: the remote jungles of Brazil.

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