Aerial view of a modern neighborhood.

Neighborhood is defined as a group of houses or buildings that are together in an area or that are grouped together as a unit.

All of the houses in your subdivision are an example of your neighborhood.

## neighborhood

- Archaic friendly relations, as of neighbors; neighborliness
- the state or quality of being neighbors
- a community, district, or area, esp. with regard to some characteristic or point of reference: an old
*neighborhood* - the people living near one another: the whole
*neighborhood*attended the block party - Math. the set of all points which lie within a stated distance of a given point

**neighborhood Idioms**

in the neighborhood of

Informal- near; close to (a place)
- about; approximately (the age, amount, etc. specified)

## neighborhood

noun

- A district or area with distinctive characteristics:
*a neighborhood of fine homes; a working-class neighborhood.* - The people who live near one another or in a particular district or area:
*The noise upset the entire neighborhood.* - The surrounding area; vicinity:
*happened to be in the neighborhood.* -
*Informal*Approximate amount or range:*in the neighborhood of five million dollars.* - Friendliness appropriate to a neighbor:
*a feeling of neighborhood.* -
*Mathematics*The set of points surrounding a specified point, each of which is within a certain, usually small distance from the specified point.

## neighborhood

Noun

(*countable and uncountable*, *plural* neighborhoods)

- 1835, Edward Bulwer-Lytton,
*Rienzi, the Last of the Roman Tribunes*:- Then the prison and the palace were in awful neighbourhood.

- Close proximity, nearby area; particularly, close proximity to one's home.
*He lives in my neighborhood.*

- The inhabitants of a residential area.
*The fire alarmed the neighborhood.*

- A formal or informal division of a municipality or region.
*We have just moved to a pleasant neighborhood.*

- An approximate amount.
*He must be making in the neighborhood of $200,000 per year.*

- (uncountable) The quality of physical proximity.
*The slums and the palace were in awful neighborhood.*

- (topology) An open set which contains the point in question.
- (topology) 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.
- (topology) A set containing an open set which contains point in question.

Origin

From *neighbor* +"Ž *-hood*.