- situated or living near; adjacent: to visit the neighboring towns.
Origin of neighboring
- a person who lives near another.
- a person or thing that is near another.
- one's fellow human being: to be generous toward one's less fortunate neighbors.
- a person who shows kindliness or helpfulness toward his or her fellow humans: to be a neighbor to someone in distress.
- (used as a term of address, especially as a friendly greeting to a stranger): Tell me, neighbor, which way to town?
- situated or living near another: one of our neighbor nations.
- to live or be situated near to; adjoin; border on.
- to place or bring near.
- to live or be situated nearby.
- to associate with or as if with one's neighbors; be neighborly or friendly (often followed by with).
Origin of neighbor
Examples from the Web for neighboring
Not to be left behind, progressives in neighboring Wisconsin clamored to join the cutting edge of public health.Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers
July 27, 2016
Neighboring Guinea and Liberia, said WHO, were presenting evidence of a decrease in cases.Jail Threats for Sierra Leone Ebola Victims’ Families
December 10, 2014
A plastic factory, a hardware supplier, and shipping–and-receiving giants like Fed-Ex and DHL are neighboring businesses.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
According to local lore a neighboring village called Pajaro Negro—Black Bird—supposedly was named after the planes.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution
November 30, 2014
Her body, riddled with bullets, was found on the side of the road in the neighboring republic of Ingushetia.The Kremlin’s Plan to Erase Russia’s Memory and Its Conscience
October 13, 2014
At this moment, the note of a bird sounded from the branch of a neighboring tree.Tanglewood Tales
Jethro was a little older than she, the son of a minister in a neighboring town.Tiverton Tales
He found employment in the village and among the neighboring farmers.Cleveland Past and Present
Whenever our country was at war with neighboring states, I refused no service.The Chinese Fairy Book
But in a neighboring field she thought she found them again.
Word Origin and History for neighboring
Old English neahgebur (West Saxon), nehebur (Anglian) "neighbor," from neah "near" (see nigh) + gebur "dweller," related to bur "dwelling" (see bower). Common Germanic compound (cf. Old Saxon nabur, Middle Dutch naghebuur, Dutch (na)bur, Old High German nahgibur, Middle High German nachgebur, German Nachbar). Good neighbor policy attested by 1937, but good neighbor with reference to U.S. policy toward Latin America was used by 1928 by Herbert Hoover.
1580s, from neighbor (n.). Related: Neighbored; neighboring.