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- vicinity:  Latin vīcus meant ‘group of houses, village’ (it is related to the -wich or -wick of English place-names, which originally meant ‘hamlet, town’). From it was derived vīcīnus ‘neighbouring’, which in turn produced vīcīnitās ‘neighbourhood’, source of English vicinity.
- vicinity (n.)
- 1550s, "nearness in place," from Middle French vicinité and directly from Latin vicinitas "of or pertaining to neighbors or a neighborhood," as a noun, "neighborhood, nearness, proximity," from vicinus (adj.) "of the neighborhood, near, neighboring," as a noun "the neighborhood, a neighbor," from vicus "group of houses, village," related to the -wick, -wich in English place names, from PIE *weik- (1) "clan, social unit above the household" (see villa). Meaning "neighborhood, surrounding district" in English is attested by 1796.
- 1. Only a handful had returned to work in the immediate vicinity.
- 2. Crowds gathered in the vicinity of Trafalgar Square.
- 3. He told us there was no hotel in the vicinity.
- 4. There's a factory in the vicinity of the school.
- 5. There are green and lush vegetable plots [ beds ] in our vicinity.
- 我们住所周围一片绿油油的 菜地.
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