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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vicinity mean? 

  The noun VICINITY has 1 sense:

1. a surrounding or nearby region

  Familiarity information: VICINITY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1vicinity [BACK TO TOP]


A surrounding or nearby region

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


locality; neck of the woods; neighborhood; neighbourhood; vicinity

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("vicinity" is a kind of...):

section (a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vicinity"):

gold coast (a rich neighborhood noted for expensive homes and luxurious living; usually along a coastal area)

'hood ((slang) a neighborhood)

place (a general vicinity)

proximity (the region close around a person or thing)

scenery (the appearance of a place)

Instance hyponyms:

Latin Quarter; Left Bank (the region of Paris on the southern bank of the Seine; a center of artistic and student life)

Montmartre (the highest point in Paris; famous for its associations with many artists)

Right Bank (the region of Paris on the north bank of the Seine)

Charlestown (a former town and present-day neighborhood of Boston; settled in 1629)

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