- vi|cin|i|ty [vıˈsınıti] n formal[Date: 1500-1600; : Latin; Origin: vicinitas, from vicinus 'near', from vicus 'row of houses, village']1.) in the vicinity (of sth)in the area around a particular place▪ The stolen car was found in the vicinity of the station.▪ There used to be a mill in the vicinity.2.) in the vicinity of £3 million/$1,500/2 billion years etcclose to a particular amount or measurement▪ All meteorites are of the same age, somewhere in the vicinity of 4.5 billion years old.
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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 … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
vicinity — [və sin′ə tē] n. pl. vicinities [L vicinitas < vicinus, near < vicus, group of houses, village: see ECO ] 1. the state of being near or close by; nearness; proximity [two theaters in close vicinity] 2. the region or area surrounding a… … English World dictionary
vicinity — I noun area, confines, environs, neighborhood, outskirts, precincts, propinquity, proximity, purlieu, region, scene, setting, suburbs, surroundings, territory, zone II index area (province), locality, location … Law dictionary
vicinity — (n.) 1560, nearness in place, from L. vicinitas of or pertaining to neighbors or a neighborhood, from vicinus neighbor, neighboring, from vicus group of houses, village, related to the wick, wich in English place names, from PIE *weik (see VILLA… … Etymology dictionary
vicinity — neighborhood, district, *locality Analogous words: region, *area: section, sector (see PART n) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
vicinity — [n] local area around*, ballpark*, district, environment, environs, hood, locality, nearness, neck of the woods*, neighborhood, precinct, pretty near*, propinquity, proximity, purlieus, range, region, surroundings, territory, turf*, vicinage;… … New thesaurus
vicinity — ► NOUN (pl. vicinities) ▪ the area near or surrounding a place. ORIGIN Latin vicinitas, from vicinus neighbour … English terms dictionary
vicinity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ close, immediate, near ▪ general ▪ The murder occurred in the general vicinity of where the bodies were found. VERB + VICINITY ▪ … Collocations dictionary
vicinity — n. 1) the close, immediate vicinity 2) in the vicinity (in the immediate vicinity of the school) * * * [vɪ sɪnɪtɪ] immediatevicinity the close in the vicinity (in the immediate vicinity of the school) … Combinatory dictionary
vicinity — vi|cin|i|ty [ vı sınəti ] noun singular the area near a particular place: the weather forecast for Philadelphia and vicinity in the vicinity of: a university somewhere in the vicinity of Boston in the vicinity of FORMAL used before a number to… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English