Definitions for: Vicinity


[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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Vi*cin"i*ty (?; 277), n. [L. vicinitas, from vicinus
neighboring, near, from vicus a row of houses, a village;
akin to Gr. ? a house, Skr. v??a a house, vi? 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.
--Jer. Taylor.

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.

Synonyms: locality, neighborhood, neighbourhood

See Also: Latin Quarter, Left Bank, Montmartre, place, proximity, Right Bank, scenery, section

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