(1)   People living near one another
"It is a friendly neighborhood"
"My neighborhood voted for Bush"
(2)   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"


  1. Close proximity, particularly in reference to home
    He lives in my neighbourhood.
  2. and, by extension, it's inhabitants
    The fire alarmed all the neighbourhood.
  3. The quality or condition of being a neighbour; the state of being or dwelling near; proximity.
    • 1667: John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1, ll. 399-402
      Nor content with such / Audacious neighbourhood, the wisest heart / Of Solomon he led by fraud to build / His Temple right against the Temple of God.
    • Year?: Lord Lytton, Name of the work?
      Then the prison and the palace were in awful neighbourhood.
  4. 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
  5. The disposition becoming a neighbour; neighbourly kindness or good will.