Definitions

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

  • Chiefly Brit. Same as neighbor, neighboring, neighborhood, neighborly.

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  • noun A person living on adjacent or nearby land; a person situated adjacently or nearby; anything (of the same type of thing as the subject) in an adjacent or nearby position.
  • verb transitive, UK, Canada To be adjacent to (more often used as neighbouring)
  • verb intransitive, UK, Canada To approach; to verge on.

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

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

Etymologies

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From Middle English, from Old English nēahġebūr ("neighbour"), equivalent to nigh +‎ bower. Cognate with Dutch nabuur ("neighbour"), Low German nabur ("neighbour"), German Nachbar ("neighbour"), Norwegian nabo ("neighbour"), Icelandic nábúi ("neighbour"). More at nigh, bower.

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