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Definitions of vicinity

  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. That which is near, or not remote; that which is adjacent to anything; adjoining space or country; neighborhood. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Nearness; closeness; a region about or near; neighborhood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Neighborhood: nearness: that which is near. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Neighborhood; nearness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Nearness; proximity; neighborhood. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Nearness in place; neighbourhood. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for vicinity

  1. He gave no intimation where he was going, but it is understood that he is now living in the vicinity of Philadelphia, in a much more modest way than at Rossville. – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  2. Was another war party in the vicinity – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor