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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Example sentences
What the neighbors thought is apparently not recorded.
But my thrifty neighbors would never approve such a frivolous thing.
Axel runs his machine at a lower, quieter speed out of deference to his
  neighbors, many of whom are less than thrilled to live.
The invitations were by word of mouth to neighbors and personal notes to the
  groom's relatives at a distance.
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