noun, plural vicinities.
1. the area or region near or about a place; surrounding district; neighborhood: There are no stores in the vicinity of our house.
2. state or fact of being near; proximity; propinquity: He was troubled by the vicinity of the nuclear testing area.
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Origin: 1550-60; < Latin vīcīnitās, equivalent to vīcīn (us) near ( vīc (us) wick, neighborhood + -īnus -ine) + -itās -ity
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