Definition of Neck of the woods

1. Noun. A surrounding or nearby region. "I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of the woods"

Exact synonyms: Locality, Neighborhood, Neighbourhood, Vicinity
Specialized synonyms: Gold Coast, 'hood, Place, Proximity, Scenery
Generic synonyms: Section
Specialized synonyms: Latin Quarter, Left Bank, Montmartre, Right Bank, Charlestown
Derivative terms: Local, Neighbor, Neighbor, Neighbour, Neighbour, Vicinal

Definition of Neck of the woods

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A local neighbourhood or region. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) A place or field in which one is comfortable or with which one is familiar. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neck Of The Woods

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neck of the woods (current term)
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Literary usage of Neck of the woods

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1853 He came to be considered as the man of money in his " neck-of-the-woods."—Paxton, ' A Stray Yankee in Texas,' ..."

2. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1899)
"Game hogs and fish hogs would do well to steer clear of this neck of the woods. HS Peterson. AN ARKANSAS DEER. ..."

3. Dictionary of Americanisms. by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"Neck of the "Woods. In the wooded sections of the South-west, this term is used in speaking of any settlement, place, or plantation. ..."

4. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1920)
"His home is regarded as the supply-station for all the games in our neck of the woods. Often, during the summer, before I have breakfast, a half-dozen boys ..."

5. Technology Review by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Association of Class Secretaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1899)
"Tech men are pretty scarce in this neck of the woods, nor U there much opening for them here at present. —AF Edge writes from Argo, HI., under date of July ..."

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