Meaning of NEIGHBORHOOD in English
neigh ‧ bour ‧ hood S3 W3 BrE AmE British English , neighborhood American English /ˈneɪbəhʊd $ -ər-/ noun [countable]
1 . an area of a town or city:
She grew up in a quiet neighborhood of Boston.
The hotel is situated in a peaceful residential neighbourhood (=area where there are houses rather than factories or shops) .
a neighbourhood school
In everyday British English, instead of saying in my neighbourhood , people often say where I live :
There aren’t many bookshops where I live.
2 . the neighbourhood the area around you or around a particular place, or the people who live there:
Be quiet! You’ll wake up the whole neighbourhood!
in the neighbourhood
Is there a good Chinese restaurant in the neighbourhood?
3 . (something) in the neighbourhood of £500/30% etc a little more or a little less than a particular number or amount SYN approximately :
The painting is worth something in the neighborhood of $3,000.
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▪ area a part of a town or country, or of the world:
They live in a very wealthy area.
▪ region a large area of a country or the world:
the northwest region of Russia
▪ zone an area that is different from other areas around it in some way:
a war zone
a no-parking zone
We crossed two different time zonesareas where there is a particular time compared to the rest of the world.
▪ district one of the areas a city or town is officially divided into, or an area of a city where a particular group live or an activity happens:
the Chelsea district of Manhattan
| the business/financial/theatre etc district :
the financial district of London
▪ neighbourhood British English , neighborhood American English /ˈneɪbəhʊd $ -ər-/ an area of a town where people live:
a friendly neighbourhood
There are lots of trees in our neighborhood.
▪ suburb an area outside the centre of a city, where people live:
a suburb of Boston
▪ quarter an area of a town or city where people of a particular nationality live:
the French quarter of New Orleans
▪ slum an area of a city that is in very bad condition, where many poor people live:
He grew up in the slums of East London.
▪ ghetto an area of a city where poor people of a particular race or class live:
a black baby born in the ghetto
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012