Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who lives near or next to another.
  • noun A person, place, or thing adjacent to or located near another.
  • noun A fellow human.
  • noun Used as a form of familiar address.
  • intransitive verb To lie close to or border directly on.
  • intransitive verb To live or be situated close by.
  • adjective Situated or living near another.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun One who stands or sits near another; one in close proximity.
  • noun A person in relation to his fellow-men, regarded as having social and moral duties toward them.
  • noun One who lives on friendly terms with another: often used as a familiar term of address: as, neighbor Jones.
  • noun An intimate; a confidant.
  • Neighboring; adjacent; situated or dwelling near or in neighborhood: as, the neighbor village; neighbor farmers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A person who lives near another; one whose abode is not far off.
  • noun One who is near in sympathy or confidence.
  • noun One entitled to, or exhibiting, neighborly kindness; hence, one of the human race; a fellow being.
  • adjective Near to another; adjoining; adjacent; next; neighboring.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To dwell in the vicinity; to be a neighbor, or in the neighborhood; to be near.
  • transitive verb To adjoin; to border on; to be near to.
  • transitive verb obsolete To associate intimately with.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US Alternative spelling of neighbour.
  • verb US Alternative spelling of neighbour.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb live or be located as a neighbor
  • noun a nearby object of the same kind
  • verb be located near or adjacent to
  • noun a person who lives (or is located) near another

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English neighebor, from Old English nēahgebūr : nēah, near + gebūr, dweller; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • The place across the street was hit, next door was hit, another neighbor has a full time watchman and my only other neighbor is a B & B and there are always enough people there to scare off the burglars. jerezano

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  • The place across the street was hit, next door was hit, another neighbor has a full time watchman and my only other neighbor is a B & B and there are always enough people there to scare off the burglars. jerezano

    Crime in Ajijic

  • The place across the street was hit, next door was hit, another neighbor has a full time watchman and my only other neighbor is a B & B and there are always enough people there to scare off the burglars. jerezano

    Crime in Ajijic

  • The place across the street was hit, next door was hit, another neighbor has a full time watchman and my only other neighbor is a B & B and there are always enough people there to scare off the burglars. jerezano

    Crime in Ajijic

  • The place across the street was hit, next door was hit, another neighbor has a full time watchman and my only other neighbor is a B & B and there are always enough people there to scare off the burglars. jerezano

    Crime in Ajijic

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  • Bearing false witness against your neighbor is a big sin.

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  • The place across the street was hit, next door was hit, another neighbor has a full time watchman and my only other neighbor is a B & B and there are always enough people there to scare off the burglars. jerezano

    Crime in Ajijic

  • The place across the street was hit, next door was hit, another neighbor has a full time watchman and my only other neighbor is a B & B and there are always enough people there to scare off the burglars. jerezano

    Crime in Ajijic

  • The place across the street was hit, next door was hit, another neighbor has a full time watchman and my only other neighbor is a B & B and there are always enough people there to scare off the burglars. jerezano

    Crime in Ajijic

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  • I listened to the talk of my kinsmen and neighbors as I never had done, alert to their knowledge of the place, and to the qualities and energies of their speech. Wendell Berry "A Native Hill"

    July 19, 2008