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neighbor + -hood

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Noun

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Singular
neighborhood

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neighborhood (s)
  1. The nearby area, particularly when referring to home.
    We have just moved to a pleasant neighborhood
  2. and by extension, it's inhabitants.
    The fire alarmed the neighborhood.
  3. (uncountable) The quality of proximity.
    • Year?: Lord Lytton, Name of the work?
      Then the prison and the palace were in awful neighbourhood.
  4. (obsolete) The disposition becoming a neighbor; neighborly kindness or good will.

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