- neighbourhood (UK)
From an alteration of earlier neighborred (“neighborhood”), from Middle English neʒeburredde, neheborreden, equivalent to neighbor + -red; the alteration being interpreted as though from neighbor + -hood. For change in suffix (-red to -hood), compare brotherhood. Related to nabijheid (common in modern Dutch) and naburigheid (uncommon in modern Dutch) in Dutch, which has the same meaning.
- (chiefly obsolete) The quality of being a neighbor, of living nearby, next to each-other; proximity.
- Our neighborhood was our only reason to exchange hollow greetings.
- 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.
- 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.
- The quality of physical proximity.
- The slums and the palace were in awful neighborhood.
- (obsolete) The disposition becoming a neighbor; neighborly kindness or good will.
- (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.
- (graph theory) The set of all the vertices adjacent to a given vertex.
- (topology) A set containing an open set which contains point in question.
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