neighbourhood


neighbourhood
(BrE) (AmE neighborhood) noun
ADJECTIVE
friendly, nice
safe
quiet
vibrant
bad, dangerous, rough, tough

I lived in a tough neighbourhood.

crime-ridden
affluent, respectable, upscale (AmE), wealthy
depressed, disadvantaged, impoverished, low-income, poor, run-down
downtown (AmE), inner-city, suburban, urban
immediate, local, nearby, surrounding

They often got together with other parents in the local neighbourhood.

residential
middle-class, working-class
good, great
ethnic, minority
diverse
gay

a bar located in the middle of Chicago's gay neighbourhood

Asian, black, Latino, white, etc.
real (esp. AmE)

The place feels like a real neighbourhood.

entire, whole

Before long the whole neighbourhood knew about it.

segregated
historic
VERB + NEIGHBOURHOOD/NEIGHBORHOOD
build, create, establish

Our health depends on creating neighbourhoods that are conducive to walking.

move into

A lot of new families have moved into the neighbourhood.

improve, revitalize, transform
destroy

the criminals who are destroying our neighbourhood

visit

Tourists rarely visit that neighbourhood.

explore
canvass (esp. AmE)
patrol

They hired a private police force to patrol the neighbourhood.

roam, wander

stray dogs who roam the neighbourhood

populate

a neighbourhood populated mainly by Mexican Americans

NEIGHBOURHOOD/NEIGHBORHOOD + NOUN
resident
boy, children, kid (informal)
bully
leader
community
association, council, group, organization
watch (= an arrangement by which people watch each other's houses to prevent crime)
police, policing
cat, dog
bar, pub (BrE), restaurant, school, shop (esp. BrE), store (AmE), etc.
centre/center
park
street
party (esp. AmE)

She volunteered to make a potato salad for the neighbourhood party.

PREPOSITION
around the neighbourhood, round the neighbourhood (esp. BrE)

There were various parks around the neighbourhood.

We used to ride bikes around the neighbourhood.

in a/the neighbourhood

There was a large school in the neighbourhood.

outside a/the neighbourhood

It was a car from outside the immediate neighbourhood.

Neighbourhood/neighborhood is used before these nouns: ↑restaurant, ↑shopping centre, ↑supermarket, ↑warden
Neighbourhood/neighborhood is used after these nouns: ↑immigrant, ↑minority, ↑slum

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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