Definition of “neighbourhood” - English Dictionary

“neighbourhood” in British English

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neighbourhoodnoun [ C ]

UK US neighborhood uk /ˈneɪ.bə.hʊd/ us /ˈneɪ.bɚ.hʊd/

B1 the area of a town that surrounds someone's home, or the people who live in this area:

There were lots of kids in my neighbourhood when I was growing up.
They live in a wealthy/poor/friendly neighbourhood.
I wouldn't like to live in the neighbourhood of (= in the area around) an airport.

More examples

  • We live in a middle class neighbourhood.
  • The police have taken fingerprints from every man in the neighbourhood.
  • The neighbourhood is populated mainly by whites.
  • There have been reports of a masked man prowling in the neighbourhood.
  • Plans to build a new nightclub in the neighbourhood have enraged local residents.

(Definition of “neighbourhood” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“neighbourhood” in Business English

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neighbourhoodnoun [ C ]

UK US neighborhood uk /ˈneɪbəhʊd/ us

an area of a town, or the people who live or work in this area:

The company aims to set up a nursery school in every neighbourhood.
The $150 million bond issue will eventually yield grants aimed at revitalizing commercial corridors in the city's neighborhoods.
low-/middle-/upper-income neighbourhoods
in the neighbourhood of sth

in the area near a particular place:

The houses, built for University professors are located in the neighborhood of St. Anthony Park.


It retails for in the neighborhood of $499.

(Definition of “neighbourhood” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)