neighbor


neighbor
neighbor [nā′bər]
n.
[ME neighbour < OE neahgebur (akin to Ger nachbar) < neah (see NIGH) + gebur, freeholder, peasant < ge-, with + bur, farmer < buan, to live, cultivate, akin to ON bua: see BONDAGE]
1. a person who lives near another
2. a person, country, or thing situated near another
3. a fellow human being [love thy neighbor]
4. any person: used as a term of direct address
adj.
nearby; adjacent
vt.
1. to live or be situated near (someone or something)
2. Rare to bring near or into close association with
vi.
1. to live or be situated nearby
2. to have friendly relations; associate on friendly terms (with): Brit. sp. neighbour

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  • Neighbor — Neigh bor (n[=a] b[ e]r), n. [OE. neighebour, AS. ne[ a]hgeb[=u]r; ne[ a]h nigh + geb[=u]r a dweller, farmer; akin to D. nabuur, G. nachbar, OHG. n[=a]hgib[=u]r. See {Nigh}, and {Boor}.] [Spelt also {neighbour}.] 1. A person who lives near… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neighbor — Neigh bor, a. Near to another; adjoining; adjacent; next; neighboring. The neighbor cities. Jer. l. 40. The neighbor room. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neighbor — [n] person who lives close by acquaintance, bystander, friend, homebody*, nearby resident, next door neighbor; concept 423 neighbor [v] be next to abut, adjoin, be adjacent, be contiguous, be near, be nearby, border, butt against, communicate,… …   New thesaurus

  • Neighbor — Neigh bor, v. i. To dwell in the vicinity; to be a neighbor, or in the neighborhood; to be near. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A copse that neighbors by. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neighbor — eigh bor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Neighbored}; p. pr. & vb. n {Neighboring}.] 1. To adjoin; to border on; to be near to. [1913 Webster] Leisurely ascending hills that neighbor the shore. Sandys. [1913 Webster] 2. To associate intimately with. [Obs.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neighbor — index adjoin, border (approach), juxtapose Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • neighbor — (Amer.) neigh·bor || neɪbÉ™(r) n. one who lives in a nearby house; fellow human being; someone or something nearby (also neighbour) v. live near, live next to; be near; border (also neighbour) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neighbor — I n. AE; BE spelling: neighbour 1) a next door neighbor 2) a neighbor to (she was a good neighbor to us) II v. (esp. BE) (D; intr.) to neighbor on * * * (esp. BE) (D; intr.) to neighbor on a next door neighbor a neighbor to (she was a good… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • neighbor — {{11}}neighbor (n.) O.E. neahgebur (W.Saxon), nehebur (Anglian) neighbor, from neah near (see NIGH (Cf. nigh)) + gebur dweller, related to bur dwelling (see BOWER (Cf. bower)). Common Germanic compound (Cf. O.S. nabur …   Etymology dictionary

  • neighbor — 01. We met our new [neighbors] the day we moved into the apartment. 02. We just moved into the [neighborhood] a few days ago, and everyone has been so friendly. 03. In a [neighborly] gesture, the people next door brought us a big basket of fruit …   Grammatical examples in English