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1The area near or surrounding a particular place:‘the number of people living in the immediate vicinity was small’
surrounding district, surrounding area, neighbourhood, locality, locale, local area, area, district, region, quarter, sector, territory, domain, place, zoneView synonyms
- ‘It was a point worth bearing in mind, and so was the way in which the local communities kept the high road cleared of snow in their vicinities.’
- ‘He declined to leave his roots on St. Helena Island, and remained in that vicinity throughout his life.’
- ‘The hill in the vicinity of the graveyard has been the subject of much complaint.’
- ‘In fact, not only was Kim not at the door for me, she wasn't even in my relative vicinity.’
- ‘Any suggestions on what to do for four hours in that vicinity will be appreciated.’
- ‘The area has been cordoned off and people living in the vicinity of the house have been evacuated to safety.’
- ‘We have never had an objection to a planning application from local residents in this vicinity.’
- ‘Attacks have taken place in the camp's vicinity on six other occasions since April.’
- ‘Much of the wealth he accumulated was invested in real estate in numerous rural areas in the vicinity of Lynn.’
- ‘This is very evident in the red colouration of the rock in this vicinity.’
- ‘Smokers can ‘keep to themselves’ and non smokers have no reason to be in the vicinity of a smoke zone.’
- ‘Were they flying surveillance at the time that this vessel may have been in that vicinity?’
- ‘After 1660, vines were planted in Kursk, Tambov, and in the vicinities of Tula and Moscow.’
- ‘When he started a family and bought a place to live, it was in that same general vicinity.’
- ‘There was concern for a swan and her five cygnets in the vicinity of the contaminated area.’
- ‘Everyone will be welcome but a special welcome to all those who are new to the town and vicinity.’
- ‘The few hospitals still standing in the vicinities were destroyed, from the inside.’
- ‘There was no one on the street in that vicinity and they met only three cars on the way back to the motel.’
- ‘With the above example in mind, let us take a cursory view of Egg Mountain and vicinity.’
- ‘Black kites were sampled in and around the Doñana National Park, in the vicinity of the contaminated area.’
- 1.1archaic [mass noun] Proximity in space or relationship:‘the abundance and vicinity of country seats’nearness, closeness, proximity, propinquity, adjacency, juxtapositionView synonyms
Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘proximity’): from Latin vicinitas, from vicinus neighbour.
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