vicinity

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

vicine +‎ -ity, from Latin vīcīnitās (neighborhood) (compare French vicinité), from vīcīnus (neighbor) (compare French voisin), from vīcus (village).

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NounEdit

 
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vicinity (plural vicinities)

  1. proximity; the state of being near.
    There was a crackling sound in the vicinity of my right ear.
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter VIII, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698:
      The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; [] . Our table in the dining-room became again the abode of scintillating wit and caustic repartee, Farrar bracing up to his old standard, and the demand for seats in the vicinity rose to an animated competition.
  2. neighbourhood; nearby region; surrounding area.
    There is a hurricane in the vicinity of the Bahamas.
    • 2017 August 25, "Arrest threat as Yingluck Shinawatra misses verdict", in aljazeera.com, Al Jazeera:
      Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler, reporting from Bangkok, said hundreds of Yingluck's supporters gathered outside the Bangkok Supreme Court to await the verdict but were not allowed in the vicinity.
  3. approximate size or amount.
    I weigh in the vicinity of 80kg.

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