: one living or located near another
had lunch with her next-door neighbor
: being immediately adjoining or relatively near
neighbored; neighboring ˈnā-b(ə-)riŋ
: to adjoin immediately or lie relatively near to
: to live or be located as a neighbor
Noun We invited our friends and neighbors. Canada is a neighbor of the U.S. Venus is Earth's nearest neighbor. Verb the baseball field neighbors a parking lot
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NounThe alleged shooter, Wallace Mannin Kirkland, 59, of Sorrento, Florida, was standing on the side of a road with his wife and their neighbor when another man drove by in a dune buggy, according to an arrest affidavit. —Peter Charalambous, ABC News, 17 May 2023 According to the United Nations, India surpassed its neighbor China, which was previously the world’s most populous nation, in late April. —Jacob Livesay, USA TODAY, 17 May 2023 The canine was living off the generosity of neighbors and scrounging for scraps. —Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 16 May 2023 Over the course of two legs — both held at San Siro — his Inter team swept past its neighbor, rival and housemate, A.C. Milan, to reach its first Champions League final for 13 years. —Andrew Das, New York Times, 16 May 2023 Though close to its neighbors, it’s shrouded in privacy thanks to towering palms and high fences. —Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 16 May 2023 The United States, along with other Western partners, has expressed concern about providing Ukraine with longer-range weapons, wary that Kyiv would use the munitions to strike inside Russia and escalate an already worrying conflict with its nuclear-armed neighbor. —Serhiy Morgunov, Washington Post, 15 May 2023 To keep visitors from disturbing neighbors near the original Lazy Lane entrance, Hogg built a pedestrian suspension bridge over the bayou on the property's secluded west side. —Robin Soslow, Chron, 13 May 2023 Creating the toric code on Google’s processor amounts to forcing each qubit to strictly cooperate with its neighbors by gently nudging them with microwave pulses. —Charlie Wood, Quanta Magazine, 9 May 2023
AdjectiveSome non-neighbor friends are appalled. —Amy Dickinson, Chicago Tribune, 17 Nov. 2022
VerbThe shelter is in Rush County, about 45 miles southeast of Indianapolis, In addition, someone left 15 other dogs in neighboring southern Decatur County, the shelter posted on Facebook. —Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 24 May 2023 In neighboring Porter County, turnout was at 10.6%, according to the Porter County Board of Elections. —Carrie Napoleon, Chicago Tribune, 12 May 2023 In the River Valley, Sebastian County ranked as the 16th wettest in the state while neighboring Crawford County came in 48th wettest. —Tony Reyes, Arkansas Online, 12 May 2023 Both Syria and neighboring Lebanon have become gateways for the drug to the Middle East, and particularly to the the Gulf. —Bassem Mroue And Kareem Chehayeb, BostonGlobe.com, 8 May 2023 His wife told authorities last year that Oropesa was staying with a sister in Conroe, which is in neighboring Montgomery County. —Antonio Planas, NBC News, 3 May 2023 Twice this week, explosions have derailed trains in the Bryansk region neighboring Ukraine. —Haley Willis, New York Times, 3 May 2023 Changes in the region’s balance of power could also upset neighboring Eritrea’s fragile alliances. —Miriam Berger, Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2023 This week, the 22-year-old, who lives in neighboring Guangzhou, visited Hong Kong with a friend to pay tribute to his idol. —Kanis Leung, ajc, 1 Apr. 2023 See More
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