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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
an exclusive neighbourhoodBritish English, an exclusive neighborhood AmE:
▪ Some of these kids are from the most exclusive neighbourhoods.
deprived areas/neighbourhoods etc (=where a lot of deprived people live)
▪ our deprived inner cities
neighbourhood watch
▪ There was one village shop in our immediate neighbourhood where most necessities could be purchased.
▪ Otherwise the fields in the immediate neighbourhood of each particle become infinite.
▪ The Souk Al-Gadira existed only for its immediate neighbourhood.
▪ Mr. Yeo I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his offer to defend increasing traffic in his immediate neighbourhood.
▪ One of the tasks of the project is to develop informal care networks, community, local neighbourhood networks for these people.
▪ Further Work Statistical processing provides a simple, efficient method for picking the correct words based on local neighbourhood.
▪ We will redeploy police resources in order to increase police presence in local communities and establish local neighbourhood offices.
▪ It has stressed the need for personal and family responsibility within a framework of the local community or neighbourhood.
▪ That is, syntactic and semantic influences are only considered between words that are within a local neighbourhood of each other.
▪ So Robert was whipped,. in he cried so loud with the pain that the whole neighbourhood could hear him.
▪ Later he considered a centralised system able to produce gas for a whole neighbourhood.
▪ Our nightly promenade up and down the road has put us on speaking terms with the whole neighbourhood.
▪ Does he further agree that there is a need to reopen neighbourhood police stations and to put more emphasis on community policing?
▪ The observational data show that Easton's neighbourhood police have two recipes for resolving this dilemma and its associated conundrum.
▪ It is not just because of their greater autonomy that discretion in both senses is very important to neighbourhood police.
▪ But this type of contact also demonstrates that the neighbourhood police see themselves as having a welfare function.
▪ There are nine neighbourhood police in Easton, with their own sergeant, and they operate as two shifts.
▪ The neighbourhood police also provide extra manpower for the Community Relations Unit at special events in youth clubs or at camps.
▪ This type of contact requires local knowledge and that the neighbourhood policeman take an interest in people in his area.
▪ The neighbourhood policeman attempted to speak to him but the child ran away.
▪ The thing about being a neighbourhood policeman is the way you police your beat.
▪ Therefore, another essential quality in effective neighbourhood policing is using experienced officers who have familiarity on the beat.
▪ The primary emphasis in community policing in West Belfast is on neighbourhood policing.
▪ Not everyone is suited to neighbourhood policing.
▪ There are neighbourhood watch schemes and informal baby-minding groups.
▪ In the Croydon area, where neighbourhood watch schemes are strong, burglaries are down.
▪ Where there is sustained development of neighbourhood watch schemes, there is a sustained decrease in the number of burglaries.
▪ Mr. Dunn Will my right hon. Friend take time today to congratulate those who are running successful neighbourhood watch schemes in Dartford?
▪ Does he agree that neighbourhood watches can be deemed only an aid to proper policing, in terms of numbers and police efficiency?
▪ A neighbourhood watch scheme has been established linking each home, where every door and gate is permanently locked against intruders.
▪ Mr. Vaz I, too, welcome the growth of the neighbourhood watch schemes.
▪ The exhibition included various crime prevention systems both for the home and the car and details of neighbourhood watch.
▪ But we lived in a middle-class neighbourhood and I met with a lot of disapproval.
▪ The Cranstons live in a very wealthy neighbourhood.
▪ And yet the loss of these buildings can really damage the character of a neighbourhood.
▪ In their study, they interviewed women in one neighbourhood in depth about the violent experiences they had suffered.
▪ Leonard spent hours walking and cycling around the neighbourhood looking for it.
▪ One of the tasks of the project is to develop informal care networks, community, local neighbourhood networks for these people.
▪ This neighbourhood approach was echoed by the Fineview Citizens Council.
▪ We also have to traipse round the neighbourhood on All Hallows Eve, calling on neighbours, who give our children sweets.
▪ Where a family no longer exists, neighbourhood organisations can provide a web of family-like relationships.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

neighbour \neighbour\, neighbouring \neighbouring\, neighbourhood \neighbourhood\, neighbourly \neighbourly\ Same as neighbor, neighboring, neighborhood, neighborly. [Chiefly Brit.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

chiefly British English spelling of neighborhood; for spelling, see -or.


n. (standard spelling of from=British lang=en neighborhood)

  1. n. a surrounding or nearby region; "the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville"; "it is a rugged locality"; "he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood"; "I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of the woods" [syn: vicinity, locality, neighborhood, neck of the woods]

  2. people living near one another; "it is a friendly neighborhood"; "my neighborhood voted for Bush" [syn: neighborhood]


A neighbourhood ( Commonwealth English), or neighborhood ( American English), is a geographically localized community within a larger city, town, suburb or rural area. Neighbourhoods are often social communities with considerable face-to-face interaction among members. Researchers have not agreed on an exact definition, but the following may serve as a starting point: "…Neighborhood is generally defined spatially as a specific geographic area and functionally as a set of social networks. Neighborhoods, then, are the spatial units in which face-to-face social interactions occur—the personal settings and situations where residents seek to realize common values, socialize youth, and maintain effective social control." The Old English word for "neighbourhood" was neahdæl.

Neighbourhood (mathematics)

In topology and related areas of mathematics, a neighbourhood (or neighborhood) is one of the basic concepts in a topological space. It is closely related to the concepts of open set and interior. Intuitively speaking, a neighbourhood of a point is a set of points containing that point where one can move some amount away from that point without leaving the set.

Neighbourhood (song)

"Neighbourhood" is a song by Space, written by band members Tommy Scott and Franny Griffiths, and released as the second single (though the band prefer it to be the first, as they consider "Money"/"Kill Me" to be a "test" release) from their debut album Spiders, and their third single altogether. It was originally released on 25 March 1996 and peaked at #56 in the UK charts, but it was later re-released on 21 October that year, this time peaking at #11. In Australia, "Neighbourhood" entered the ARIA top 100 singles chart on 9 February 1997 at #90, its peak. "Neighbourhood" peaked at #22 in New Zealand in March 1997.

The lyrics to "Neighbourhood" were partially inspired by frontman Tommy Scott's upbringing in the Liverpool housing estate Cantril Farm (which has since been reestablished as Stockbridge Village), yet it stays true to the band's twisted sense of humour by depicting a variety of somewhat warped personalities including a man who thinks he's Saddam Hussein, Mr Miller, a "local vicar and a serial killer," a "big butch queen" who's "bigger than Tyson and twice as mean," and others. The lyrical style has eighties dub reggae & sound system deejay influences.

In September 2004, "Neighbourhood" was used by the BBC in an ident for their short-lived series Fat Nation. The line "Who lives in a house like this?" is thought to be a reference to Through the Keyhole, another BBC programme. The song is also on the soundtrack from the 1997 movie " Shooting Fish".

Neighbourhood (album)

Neighbourhood is the second solo album released by session drummer Manu Katché. While his first offering, It's About Time, was considered a rock/funk album, Neighbourhood is solid jazz. Katché composed all of the music on the album.

Neighbourhood (disambiguation)

A neighbourhood (American spelling neighborhood) is a part of a city or town.

Neighbourhood may also refer to:

Neighbourhood (TV series)

Neighbourhood is a Chinese drama series which is co-produce by mm2 Entertainment and ntv7. It will be aired every Monday to Thursday, at 10:00pm on Malaysia's ntv7 in 2010.

Neighbourhood (graph theory)
For other meanings of neighbourhoods in mathematics, see Neighbourhood (mathematics). For non-mathematical neighbourhoods, see Neighbourhood (disambiguation).

In graph theory, an adjacent vertex of a vertex v in a graph is a vertex that is connected to v by an edge. The neighbourhood of a vertex v in a graph G is the induced subgraph of G consisting of all vertices adjacent to v. For example, the image shows a graph of 6 vertices and 7 edges. Vertex 5 is adjacent to vertices 1, 2, and 4 but it is not adjacent to 3 and 6. The neighbourhood of vertex 5 is the graph with three vertices, 1, 2, and 4, and one edge connecting vertices 1 and 2.

The neighbourhood is often denoted N(v) or (when the graph is unambiguous) N(v). The same neighbourhood notation may also be used to refer to sets of adjacent vertices rather than the corresponding induced subgraphs. The neighbourhood described above does not include v itself, and is more specifically the open neighbourhood of v; it is also possible to define a neighbourhood in which v itself is included, called the closed neighbourhood and denoted by N[v]. When stated without any qualification, a neighbourhood is assumed to be open.

Neighbourhoods may be used to represent graphs in computer algorithms, via the adjacency list and adjacency matrix representations. Neighbourhoods are also used in the clustering coefficient of a graph, which is a measure of the average density of its neighbourhoods. In addition, many important classes of graphs may be defined by properties of their neighbourhoods, or by symmetries that relate neighbourhoods to each other.

An isolated vertex has no adjacent vertices. The degree of a vertex is equal to the number of adjacent vertices. A special case is a loop that connects a vertex to itself; if such an edge exists, the vertex belongs to its own neighbourhood.

Usage examples of "neighbourhood".

Formerly, such a visit would have been attended with great danger to the parties making the attempt, from the number of desperate characters who inhabited the back-slums lying in the rear of Broad-street: where used to be congregated together, the most notorious thieves, beggars, and bunters of the metropolis, amalgamated with the poverty and wretchedness of every country, but more particularly the lower classes of Irish, who still continue to exist in great numbers in the neighbourhood.

Mada Joyce did some higgle ring in the neighbourhood, taking produce from the small holdings down to the market in the coastal town of Annotto to sell and buying any goods the villagers might require while she was there.

And that evening after my arrival chanced to be one of these occasions, for there was a dinner-party at the Archdeaconry, given in honour of a well-known author who was spending a few days in the neighbourhood.

The beadle, though generally understood in the neighbourhood to be a ridiculous institution, is not without a certain popularity for the moment, if it were only as a man who is going to see the body.

There were discarded cans and bottles around me, and it looked as if this entire area had become the dustbin of the neighbourhood: cardboard boxes, pieces of old newspaper, rusted metal, twisted plastic, had been left among the nettles and the pale bindweed as if they too might grow and flourish beneath the sky.

It was not till the early part of the 18th century that the Efik, owing to civil war with their kindred and the Ibibio, migrated from the neighbourhood of the Niger to the shores of the river Calabar, and established themselves at Ikoritungko or Creek Town, a spot 4 m.

The lieutenant came in, and informed me that the peasants were gathering in the neighbourhood of my house to defend me, because a rumour had spread through the island that the felucca had been sent with orders to arrest me and take me to Corfu.

Archie one afternoon some weeks after the episode of Washy, in his suite at the Hotel Cosmopolis, where he was cementing with cigarettes and pleasant conversation his renewed friendship with Wilson Hymack, whom he had first met in the neighbourhood of Armentieres during the war.

The neighbourhood of Esther had awakened my love for that charming girl, and I was so impatient to see her that I could not sleep.

Further than this, these arrivals, by their evident unfitness for any allowable mortal use, and inferential diabolicalness, filled the neighbourhood with a vague horror and lively curiosity, which were greatly augmented by the extraordinary phenomena, and still more extraordinary accounts thereof, that followed their reception in the Manse.

Bragadin, and as state reasons did not allow my father to receive in his own house a foreigner who had not yet entered the service of the Republic, two rooms had been engaged for Bavois in the neighbourhood.

Drosera in a state of nature cannot fail to profit to a certain extent by this power of digesting pollen, as innumerable grains from the carices, grasses, rumices, firtrees, and other windfertilised plants, which commonly grow in the same neighbourhood, will be inevitably caught by the viscid secretion surrounding the many glands.

Cuff, on a sunshiny afternoon, was in the neighbourhood of poor William Dobbin, who was lying under a tree in the playground, spelling over a favourite copy of the Arabian Nights which he had apart from the rest of the school, who were pursuing their various sports--quite lonely, and almost happy.

The verses were attributed to one Ghurab, a hunter, or, according to other accounts, warden of the royal fishponds, who lived, in some unspecified century, in the neighbourhood of Karmanshah.

With his moist bright red mouth and fluffy white whiskers he had begun to look, if not respectable, at least harmless, and his shrunken body had assumed such a gossamery aspect that the matrons of his dingy neighbourhood, as they watched him shuffle along in the fluorescent halo of his dotage, felt almost like crooning over him and would buy him cherries and hot raisin cakes and the loud socks he affected.