Definition of neighbourhood noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (especially US English neighborhood) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈneɪbəhʊd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɪbərhʊd//
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  1. 1  a district or an area of a town; the people who live there We grew up in the same neighbourhood. a poor/quiet/residential neighbourhood Manhattan is divided into distinct neighborhoods. the neighbourhood police He shouted so loudly that the whole neighbourhood could hear him.
  2. 2  the area that you are in or the area near a particular place synonym vicinity We searched the surrounding neighbourhood for the missing boy. Houses in the neighbourhood of Paris are extremely expensive.
  3. Wordfinderisolated, location, neighbourhood, outskirts, provincial, residential, rough, rural, suburban, urbanExtra examples Before long the whole neighbourhood knew about it. I lived in a tough neighbourhood. It was a car from outside the immediate neighbourhood. Our health depends on creating neighbourhoods that are conducive to walking. She volunteered to make a potato salad for the neighbourhood party. The place feels like a real neighbourhood. There was a large school in the neighbourhood. There were various parks around the neighbourhood. They hired a private police force to patrol the neighbourhood. They often got together with other parents in the local neighbourhood. Tourists rarely visit that neighbourhood. We used to ride bikes around the neighbourhood. a bar located in the middle of Chicago’s gay neighbourhood a neighbourhood populated mainly by Mexican Americans stray dogs who roam the neighbourhood the criminals who are destroying our neighbourhood We live in a quiet, residential neighbourhood in the south of the city.Idioms
    in the neighbourhood of
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    (of a number or an amount) approximately; not exactly It cost in the neighbourhood of $500.

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