American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who lives near or next to another.
- n. A person, place, or thing adjacent to or located near another.
- n. A fellow human.
- n. Used as a form of familiar address.
- v. To lie close to or border directly on.
- v. To live or be situated close by.
- adj. Situated or living near another: a neighbor state.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who lives near another; one who forms part of a circumscribed community; a person in relation to those who dwell near him, in the houses adjacent, or, by extension, in the same village or town.
- n. One who stands or sits near another; one in close proximity.
- n. A person in relation to his fellow-men, regarded as having social and moral duties toward them.
- n. One who lives on friendly terms with another: often used as a familiar term of address: as, neighbor Jones.
- n. An intimate; a confidant.
- Neighboring; adjacent; situated or dwelling near or in neighborhood: as, the neighbor village; neighbor farmers.
- To border on or be near to.
- To make near or familiar.
- To inhabit or occupy the same vicinity as neighbors; dwell near one another as members of the same community; be in the neighborhood; be neighborly or friendly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A person who lives near another; one whose abode is not far off.
- n. One who is near in sympathy or confidence.
- n. One entitled to, or exhibiting, neighborly kindness; hence, one of the human race; a fellow being.
- adj. Near to another; adjoining; adjacent; next; neighboring.
- v. To adjoin; to border on; to be near to.
- v. obsolete To associate intimately with.
- v. obsolete To dwell in the vicinity; to be a neighbor, or in the neighborhood; to be near.
- v. live or be located as a neighbor
- n. a nearby object of the same kind
- v. be located near or adjacent to
- n. a person who lives (or is located) near another
- Middle English neighebor, from Old English nēahgebūr : nēah, near + gebūr, dweller. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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