Vicinity meaning

vĭ-sĭnĭ-tē
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The state of being near or close by; nearness; proximity.

Two theaters in close vicinity.

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Vicinity is the area and the things that are nearby.

An example of vicinity is the four-block range surrounding a home, and all the stores and things within that four-block range.

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An approximate degree or amount.

Houses priced in the vicinity of $200,000.

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The state of being near in space or relationship; proximity.

Two restaurants in close vicinity.

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A nearby, surrounding, or adjoining region; a neighborhood.
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The region or area surrounding a particular place; neighborhood.
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Proximity, or the state of being near.
  • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, The Celebrity.
    The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; [...] . Our table in the dining-room became again the abode of scintillating wit and caustic repartee, Farrar bracing up to his old standard, and the demand for seats in the vicinity rose to an animated competition.

There was a crackling sound in the vicinity of my right ear.

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There is a hurricane in the vicinity of the Bahamas.

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I weigh in the vicinity of 80kg.

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in the vicinity of
  • near; close to (a place)
  • about; approximately (the amount, etc. specified)
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in the vicinity of

Origin of vicinity

  • Latin vīcīnitās from vīcīnus neighboring from vīcus neighborhood weik-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin vicinitas (“neighborhood") > vicinus (“neighbor") > vicus (“village").

    From Wiktionary