1. [syn: vicinity, locality, neighborhood, neighbourhood, neck of the woods]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. Diocese, Economy, Parish,
Vicinage, Wick a village.]
1. The quality or state of being near, or not remote;
nearness; propinquity; proximity; as, the value of the
estate was increased by the vicinity of two country seats.
A vicinity of disposition and relative tempers.
2. That which is near, or not remote; that which is adjacent
to anything; adjoining space or country; neighborhood.
"The vicinity of the sun." --Bentley.
Syn: Neighborhood; vicinage. See Neighborhood.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: 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,
neighbourhood, neck of the woods]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
79 Moby Thesaurus words for "vicinity":
airspace, alentours, ambience, ambit, approach, approximation,
area, belt, borderlands, circle, circuit, circumambiencies,
circumjacencies, circumstances, closeness, compass, confines,
context, continental shelf, convergence, corridor, country,
department, district, division, entourage,
environing circumstances, environment, environs, extent,
foreground, gestalt, ground, habitat, heartland, hinterland,
immediacy, immediate foreground, land, locale, locality, magnitude,
matter, milieu, nearness, neighborhood, nighness, offshore rights,
outposts, outskirts, part, parts, perimeter, periphery, place,
precinct, precincts, premises, propinquity, proximity, purlieus,
quarter, range, region, salient, section, situation, soil, space,
suburbs, surroundings, terrain, territory, three-mile limit,
total environment, tune, twelve-mile limit, vicinage, zone