|1.||[ noun ] (geography) a surrounding or nearby region|
|Synonyms:||locality vicinity neighbourhood neck_of_the_woods|
"the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville" "it is a rugged locality" "he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood"
|Related terms:||section place scenery gold_coast Left_Bank montmartre Right_Bank 'hood proximity|
|2.||[ noun ] (sociology) people living near one another|
"it is a friendly neighborhood" "my neighborhood voted for Bush"
|Related terms:||community street|
|3.||[ noun ] the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of')|
"it was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job" "the price is in the neighborhood of $100"