- 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
Related Words for neighboracquaintance, friend, abut, adjoin, bystander, homebody, march, communicate, surround, connect, verge, touch, join, line, border
Examples from the Web for neighbor
Contemporary Examples of neighbor
After a pause she invited me in with a warm smile, as if I were a neighbor.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
Sure, your cubicle mate, neighbor, and aunt all own a Fitbit or JawBone fitness tracker.Nothing Says I Love You Like Data
The Daily Beast
December 8, 2014
Selling off the extras, I saw my neighbor marvel at the scent and murmur that he wished he could afford one.A Million Ways to Die in Prison
December 8, 2014
And Hayao Miyazaki, the 73-year-old director behind hits like My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away, is a walking legend.Anime King Hayao Miyazaki’s Cursed Dreams
December 2, 2014
He and a neighbor friend worked for a time in a pizzeria in a nearby town.Showing the Faces of Its Murderers, ISIS Shows Its Global Reach
November 18, 2014
Historical Examples of neighbor
He did not like his neighbor, Mr. Fish, any too well but there was no way out.
Young Sparrow must either starve or ask his neighbor to help him with a loan.
Casting from us our own faults first, let us cast from us and from him our neighbor's also.
He did not love his neighbor enough to grasp the facts of the case.
Here was her old friend and neighbor asking to take her out for a daylight ride.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Word Origin and History for neighbor
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.