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Definition of neighborhood noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (neighbourhood) noun
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  1. 1a district or an area of a town; the people who live there We grew up in the same neighborhood. a poor/quiet/residential neighborhood Manhattan is divided into distinct neighborhoods. the neighborhood police He shouted so loudly that the whole neighborhood could hear him.
  2. 2the area that you are in or the area near a particular place synonym vicinity We searched the surrounding neighborhood for the missing boy. Houses in the neighborhood ofParis are extremely expensive.
  3. Idioms
    in the neighborhood of
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    (of a number or an amount) approximately; not exactly It cost in the neighborhood of $500.