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Definition of the noun vicinity

What does vicinity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: vicinities

  1. a surrounding or nearby region
    • example: the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of vicinity: locality / neck of the woods / neighborhood / neighbourhood
    • more generic word: section = a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people
    • more specific terms:
      • gold coast = a rich neighborhood noted for expensive homes and luxurious living
      • 'hood = a neighborhood
      • place = a general vicinity
      • proximity = the region close around a person or thing
      • scenery = the appearance of a place
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Alternative definition of the noun vicinity


  1. proximity, or the state of being near
  2. neighbourhood, or the nearby region
  3. approximate size or amount

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for vicinity

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Google previewThe Sunny Side of Ireland (2012)

by John O'Mahony, R. Lloyd Praeger

In Lord Annaly's demesne are the remains of an early Norman castle, and in the vicinity is an ancient Rath and souterraine. The drive to the Salmon...

Google previewTracer Hydrology 97 (1997)

by A. Kranjc

INTRODUCTION Bohinj with its vicinity is an alpine mountainous area between the Sava Dolinka, the Soca and the...

Google previewNelson English International Student (2014)

by John Jackman, Wendy Wren

from 'Wildfire' by Mavis Thorpe Clark Glossary engulfed means swallowed up vicinity means nearby distraught means upset p'raps means perhaps subdued ...

Google previewNebular Collection XL1 - The Counterplan (2014)

Nebular Episode 1-16 by Thomas Rabenstein

The pulsar's vicinity is a very dangerous place. Radiation and higher dimensional distortion fields interfere with space travel. The pulsar serves as navigation and orientation aid for many galactic folks – from a safe distance, of course.

Google previewThe Theological Education of the Ministry (2013)

Soundings in the British Reformed and Dissenting Traditions by Alan P.F. Sell

Also in the vicinity is the neolithic village of Barnhouse, and 1. Bardgett, Two Millennia of Church and Community in Orkney, 18, referring to Ritchie, “Birsay around AD 800 ,” 56.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cryptography and Security (2011)

by Henk C.A. van Tilborg, Sushil Jajodia

Springer, Berlin Vicinity Card Marc Vauclair BU Identification, Center of Competence Systems Security, NXP Semiconductors, Leuven, Belgium Related Concepts ⊳Contactless Cards; ⊳RFID Definition Vicinity cards are contactless cards ...

Google previewKirkwood's Dictionary of Glasgow and vicinity (1884)

by Charles Kirkwood

— The facilities for boating in the vicinity of Glasgow are, it must be confessed, somewhat meagre. This is partly accounted ...

Google previewDictionary of Worcester (Massachusetts) and Its Vicinity (1889)

by Franklin Pierce Rice

ViCiNiTY. African Churches.— Zion M. E. Church Allen Library.— The collection of books was organized in 1846, and worshipped in a formed by the Rev. George Allen during etc., belonging to the place were to be was succeeded. Academy.

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The elephants were being slaughtered in masses. Some were even killed in the vicinity of big tourist hotels. (Richard Leakey)
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Scrabble value of V4I1C3I1N1I1T1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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