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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neighbour or neighbor (ˈneɪbə)
 
n
1.  a person who lives near or next to another
2.  a.  a person or thing near or next to another
 b.  (as modifier): neighbour states
 
vb (when intr, often foll by on)
3.  to be or live close (to a person or thing)
 
[Old English nēahbūr, from nēahnigh + būr, gebūr dweller; see boor]
 
neighbor or neighbor
 
n
 
vb
 
[Old English nēahbūr, from nēahnigh + būr, gebūr dweller; see boor]
 
'neighbouring or neighbor
 
adj
 
'neighboring or neighbor
 
adj
 
'neighbourless or neighbor
 
adj
 
'neighborless or neighbor
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

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.

neighbour
British spelling of neighbor (q.v.); for suffix, see -or.
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Example sentences
Then another minute or two to talk about it with their neighbour.
If that doesnt help ask a neighbour if he wants one.
It's the highest-resolution, near-global topographic image of our lunar
  neighbour yet.
Its not by confining one's neighbour that one is convinced of one's sanity.
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