(in AM, use neighborhood)
1) N-COUNT A neighbourhood is one of the parts of a town where people live.

It seemed like a good neighbourhood to raise my children.

2) N-COUNT The neighbourhood of a place or person is the area or the people around them.

He was born and grew up in the Flatbush neighbourhood of Brooklyn...

I feel a part of my immediate neighbourhood.

3) PHR-PREP: PREP amount In the neighbourhood of a number means approximately that number.

He's won in the neighbourhood of four million dollars...

Its speed is probably in the neighbourhood of 380mph or even more.

roughly, about
4) PHRASE: PHR n A place in the neighbourhood of another place is near it.

...the loss of woodlands in the neighbourhood of large towns.

close to, by

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