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neighboring

[ney-ber-ing]
adjective
situated or living near; adjacent: to visit the neighboring towns.

Origin:
1595–1605; neighbor + -ing2

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neighbor

[ney-ber]
noun
1.
a person who lives near another.
2.
a person or thing that is near another.
3.
one's fellow human being: to be generous toward one's less fortunate neighbors.
4.
a person who shows kindliness or helpfulness toward his or her fellow humans: to be a neighbor to someone in distress.
5.
(used as a term of address, especially as a friendly greeting to a stranger): Tell me, neighbor, which way to town?
adjective
6.
situated or living near another: one of our neighbor nations.
verb (used with object)
7.
to live or be situated near to; adjoin; border on.
8.
to place or bring near.
verb (used without object)
9.
to live or be situated nearby.
10.
to associate with or as if with one's neighbors; be neighborly or friendly (often followed by with ).
Also, especially British, neighbour.


Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English neahgebūr, nēahbūr (nēah nigh + (ge)būr farmer; see Boer, boor); akin to Dutch nabuur, German Nachbar, Old Norse nābūi

neighborless, adjective
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neighbor
O.E. neahgebur (W.Saxon), nehebur (Anglian), from neah "near" (see nigh) + gebur "dweller," related to bur "dwelling" (see bower). Common Gmc. compound (cf. Du. (na)bur, O.H.G. nahgibur, M.H.G. nachgebur, Ger. Nachbar). The verb is first attested in 1586.
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