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Noun: neighbourhood  'ney-bu(r),hûd
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: neighborhood)
  1. A particular area; the surrounding or nearby region
    "he always blames someone else in the immediate neighbourhood"; "the plane crashed in the neighbourhood of Asheville";
    - vicinity, locality, neighborhood [US], neck of the woods, vicinage [N. Amer], backyard
  2. People living near one another
    "it is a friendly neighbourhood"; "my neighbourhood voted for Bush";
    - neighborhood [US]
  3. The approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in 'in the region of')
    "the price is in the neighbourhood of $100";
    - region, neighborhood [US]
  4. An area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community)
    "an ethnic neighbourhood";
    - neighborhood [US]

Derived forms: neighbourhoods

Type of: area, community, country, indefinite quantity, section

Encyclopedia: Neighbourhood