Neigh"bor*hood (?), n. [Written also neighbourhood.]
The quality or condition of being a neighbor; the state of being or dwelling near; proximity.
Then the prison and the palace were in awful neighborhood.
A place near; vicinity; adjoining district; a region the inhabitants of which may be counted as neighbors; as, he lives in my neighborhood.
The inhabitants who live in the vicinity of each other; as, the fire alarmed all the neiborhood.
The disposition becoming a neighbor; neighborly kindness or good will.
Syn. -- Vicinity; vicinaty; proximity. -- Neighborhood, Vicinity. Neigborhood is Anglo-Saxon, and vicinity is Latin. Vicinity does not commonly denote so close a connection as neighborhood. A neigborhood is a more immediately vicinity. The houses immediately adjoining a square are in the neighborhood of that square; those which are somewhat further removed are also in the vicinity of the square.
© Webster 1913.