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neighbor

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noun neigh·bor \ˈnā-bər\

Definition of neighbor

  1. 1 :  one living or located near another

  2. 2 :  fellow man

Examples of neighbor in a sentence

  1. We invited our friends and neighbors.

  2. Canada is a neighbor of the U.S.

  3. Venus is Earth's nearest neighbor.

Origin and Etymology of neighbor

Middle English, from Old English nēahgebūr (akin to Old High German nāhgibūr); akin to Old English nēah near and Old English gebūr dweller — more at nigh, boor


First Known Use: before 12th century


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neighbor

adjective neigh·bor

Definition of neighbor

  1. :  being immediately adjoining or relatively near

1530

First Known Use of neighbor

1530


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neighbor

verb neigh·bor

Definition of neighbor

neighbored

neighboring

play \-b(ə-)riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to adjoin immediately or lie relatively near to

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to live or be located as a neighbor

  5. 2 :  to associate in a neighborly way

Examples of neighbor in a sentence

  1. <the baseball field neighbors a parking lot>

Circa 1586

First Known Use of neighbor

circa 1586



NEIGHBOR Defined for English Language Learners

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neighbor

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noun neigh·bor \ˈnā-bər\

Definition of neighbor for English Language Learners

  • : a person who lives next to or near another person

  • : a person or thing that is next to or near another


NEIGHBOR Defined for Kids

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neighbor

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noun neigh·bor \ˈnā-bər\

Definition of neighbor for Students

  1. 1 :  a person living near another

  2. 2 :  a person, animal, or thing located near some other person, animal, or thing <The house's nearest neighbor is a church.>


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neighbor

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verb neigh·bor

Definition of neighbor for Students

neighbored

neighboring

  1. :  to be near or next to

neighboring

adjective


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