Origin of neighborhood
Synonyms for neighborhood
Related Words for in the neighborhood ofalmost, generally, roughly, relatively, essentially, around, practically, approximately, most, much, virtually, about, near, well-nigh, nigh, circa, closely, comparatively, loosely, proximately
mid-15c., "neighborly conduct, friendliness," from neighbor (n.) + -hood. Modern sense of "community of people who live close together" is first recorded 1620s. Phrase in the neighborhood of meaning "near, somewhere about" is first recorded 1857, American English. The Old English word for "neighborhood" was neahdæl.
in the neighborhood of
Also, in the region of. Approximately, about, as in They paid in the neighborhood of a million dollars, or I don't know exactly what the exchange rate is—somewhere in the region of 95 yen to the dollar. The first expression dates from the mid-1800s, the variant from the mid-1900s.