vicinity

  • 1 Vicinity — Vi*cin i*ty (v[i^]*s[i^]n [i^]*t[y^]; 277), n. [L. vicinitas, from vicinus neighboring, near, from vicus a row of houses, a village; akin to Gr. o i^kos a house, Skr. v[=e][,c]a a house, vi[,c] to enter, Goth. weihs town: cf. OF. vicinit[ e]. Cf …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 vicinity — [və sin′ə tē] n. pl. vicinities [L vicinitas < vicinus, near < vicus, group of houses, village: see ECO ] 1. the state of being near or close by; nearness; proximity [two theaters in close vicinity] 2. the region or area surrounding a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 vicinity — I noun area, confines, environs, neighborhood, outskirts, precincts, propinquity, proximity, purlieu, region, scene, setting, suburbs, surroundings, territory, zone II index area (province), locality, location …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 vicinity — (n.) 1560, nearness in place, from L. vicinitas of or pertaining to neighbors or a neighborhood, from vicinus neighbor, neighboring, from vicus group of houses, village, related to the wick, wich in English place names, from PIE *weik (see VILLA… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 vicinity — neighborhood, district, *locality Analogous words: region, *area: section, sector (see PART n) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 vicinity — [n] local area around*, ballpark*, district, environment, environs, hood, locality, nearness, neck of the woods*, neighborhood, precinct, pretty near*, propinquity, proximity, purlieus, range, region, surroundings, territory, turf*, vicinage;… …

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  • 7 vicinity — ► NOUN (pl. vicinities) ▪ the area near or surrounding a place. ORIGIN Latin vicinitas, from vicinus neighbour …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 vicinity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ close, immediate, near ▪ general ▪ The murder occurred in the general vicinity of where the bodies were found. VERB + VICINITY ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 vicinity — n. 1) the close, immediate vicinity 2) in the vicinity (in the immediate vicinity of the school) * * * [vɪ sɪnɪtɪ] immediatevicinity the close in the vicinity (in the immediate vicinity of the school) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 vicinity — vi|cin|i|ty [vıˈsınıti] n formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: vicinitas, from vicinus near , from vicus row of houses, village ] 1.) in the vicinity (of sth) in the area around a particular place ▪ The stolen car was found in the vicinity… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 vicinity — vi|cin|i|ty [ vı sınəti ] noun singular the area near a particular place: the weather forecast for Philadelphia and vicinity in the vicinity of: a university somewhere in the vicinity of Boston in the vicinity of FORMAL used before a number to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 vicinity — noun 1 in the vicinity (of) in the area around a particular place: The car was found abandoned in the vicinity of Waterloo Station. 2 in the vicinity of formal close to a particular amount or measurement: a price somewhere in the vicinity of… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 vicinity — [[t]vɪsɪ̱nɪti[/t]] N SING: the N, oft in N, N of n If something is in the vicinity of a particular place, it is near it. [FORMAL] There were a hundred or so hotels in the vicinity of the railway station... The police roadblocks are still in place …

    English dictionary

  • 14 vicinity — UK [vəˈsɪnətɪ] / US [vɪˈsɪnətɪ] noun [singular] the area near a particular place in the vicinity of: a university somewhere in the vicinity of London • in the vicinity of …

    English dictionary

  • 15 vicinity — A place near to a place designated, but not adjoining or abutting on it. 23 Am J2d Deeds § 243. The word is not an absolute but a relative one, and what is in the vicinity of a place under one set of circumstances may not be so under other… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 16 vicinity — /vi sin i tee/, n., pl. vicinities. 1. the area or region near or about a place; surrounding district; neighborhood: There are no stores in the vicinity of our house. 2. state or fact of being near; proximity; propinquity: He was troubled by the… …

    Universalium

  • 17 vicinity — noun many female artists and writers live in the vicinity in the vicinity of Syn: neighborhood, surrounding area, locality, locale, area, local area, district, region, quarter, zone; environs, surroundings, precincts; informal neck of the woods …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 vicinity — /vəˈsɪnəti / (say vuh sinuhtee) noun (plural vicinities) 1. the region near or about a place; the neighbourhood or vicinage. 2. the state or fact of being near in place; proximity; propinquity. –phrase 3. in the vicinity of, approximately: the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 vicinity — [16] Latin vīcus meant ‘group of houses, village’ (it is related to the wich or wick of English place names, which originally meant ‘hamlet, town’). From it was derived vīcīnus ‘neighbouring’, which in turn produced vīcīnitās ‘neighbourhood’,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 vicinity — [vəˈsɪnəti] noun [singular] the area near a particular place a university in the vicinity of London[/ex] …

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