neighbourhood watch


neighbourhood watch
neighbourhood watch NOUN a scheme of systematic local vigilance by householders to discourage crime, especially burglary.

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  • neighbourhood watch — noun A scheme under which local householders agree to keep a general watch on each other s property and the local streets, to try to prevent crime • • • Main Entry: ↑neighbour * * * Neighbourhood Watch UK US noun [uncountable] a system that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • neighbourhood watch — BrE neighborhood watch AmE n [U] a system, organized by a group of neighbours, in which members of the group regularly watch each other s houses in order to prevent crime …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Neighbourhood Watch — an arrangement by which people who live in a particular street or area watch each other’s houses and tell the police if they see anything suspicious. Many people have formed local Neighbourhood Watch groups to try to prevent crime, but others… …   Universalium

  • neighbourhood watch — noun (U) a system for preventing crime by which people living in an area watch each other s houses …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Neighbourhood Watch — UK / US noun [uncountable] a system that attempts to reduce crime by encouraging people who live in the same area to watch their neighbours houses and tell the police if they see anything unusual …   English dictionary

  • neighbourhood watch — /neɪbəhʊd ˈwɒtʃ/ (say naybuhhood woch) noun a community based crime prevention program whereby members of the public are encouraged to be on the alert for crimes such as house breaking and car stealing and to report them to the police. Also,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • neighbourhood watch — noun a scheme of systematic local vigilance by householders to discourage crime, especially burglary …   English new terms dictionary

  • Neighbourhood Watch (short story) — Neighbourhood Watch is a horror short story by the author Greg Egan. It was first published in the Australian sf magazine Aphelion in 1987 and reprinted in The Year s Best Horror Stories in 1988. Neighbourhood Watch is notable because it departs… …   Wikipedia

  • Neighbourhood Watch (United Kingdom) — For other uses, see Neighborhood watch (disambiguation). A British Neighbourhood Watch sign affixed to a lamppost. The Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the United Kingdom is a partnership where people come together to make their communities safer.… …   Wikipedia

  • Neighbourhood Watch messaging system — A Neighbourhood Watch messaging system is a tool to allow messages to be distributed to members of Neighbourhood Watch schemes. The content of messages could include warnings about distraction burglaries, car theft, or appeals for missing or… …   Wikipedia