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.


coastal areas

▪ region a large area of a country or the world:

the northwest region of Russia


desert regions

▪ 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.