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Definition of Neighborhood

Neighborhood

  1. The quality or condition of being a neighbor; the state of being or dwelling near; proximity.
  2. A place near; vicinity; adjoining district; a region the inhabitants of which may be counted as neighbors; as, he lives in my neighborhood.
  3. The inhabitants who live in the vicinity of each other; as, the fire alarmed all the neiborhood.
  4. The disposition becoming a neighbor; neighborly kindness or good will.

Neighborhood Quotations

All of us grow up in particular realities - a home, family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood. Depending upon how we're brought up, we are either deeply aware of the particular reading of reality into which we are born, or we are peripherally aware of it.
Chaim Potok

People who volunteer at the recycling center or soup kitchen through a church or neighborhood group can come to feel part of something 'larger.' Such a sense of belonging calls on a different part of a self than the market calls on. The market calls on our sense of self-interest. It focuses us on what we 'get.'
Arlie Russell Hochschild

In Britain, the major public holiday used to be Guy Fawkes Day... that was celebrated on November 5th with things like bonfires and fireworks... I think that made Halloween seem preferable. The idea of having pumpkins and costumes and parties seemed much more appealing than burning down your neighborhood.
Lisa Morton

Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.
Christopher Columbus

I was not addicted to stealing in my youth, nor have ever been; yet such was the confidence of the Negroes in the neighborhood, even at this early period of my life, in my superior judgment, that they would often carry me with them when they were going on any roguery, to plan for them.
Nat Turner
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Neighborhood Translations

neighborhood in Dutch is nabuurschap
neighborhood in Spanish is vecindario
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