a person who lives near another: My next door neighbor has an orange cat.
a person or thing that is near another.
one's fellow human being: You must be generous toward your less fortunate neighbors.
a person who shows kindliness or helpfulness toward others: She's always a neighbor to people 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 is in need of aid.
to live or be situated near to; adjoin; border on: Germany neighbors Denmark.
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).
- Also especially British, neigh·bour .
- neigh·bor·less, adjective
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How to use neighbor in a sentence
It proves that Delaware can show America what is possible when neighbors come together.Sarah McBride wins primary, likely to be first out trans state senator in U.S. | Chris Johnson | September 16, 2020 | Washington Blade
Everything else stayed the same—their commute, where they shopped for groceries, who their neighbors were, etc.How a vacation—or a pandemic—can help you adopt better habits now | matthewheimer | September 12, 2020 | Fortune
Several of its neighbors in Louisiana’s industrial corridor also rank near the top of the list.New Research Shows Disproportionate Rate of Coronavirus Deaths in Polluted Areas | by Lylla Younes, ProPublica, and Sara Sneath | September 11, 2020 | ProPublica
Other circular earthworks of the ancestral Wichita and neighboring groups in the southern Great Plains were also built at elevated spots, Casana’s team says.Drones find signs of a Native American ‘Great Settlement’ beneath a Kansas pasture | Bruce Bower | September 10, 2020 | Science News
That makes us better off than many of our friends and neighbors.
At his Tucson hacienda he is a gracious host and a good neighbor.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Brin-Jonathan Butler | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sure, your cubicle mate, neighbor, and aunt all own a Fitbit or JawBone fitness tracker.
Selling off the extras, I saw my neighbor marvel at the scent and murmur that he wished he could afford one.
And Hayao Miyazaki, the 73-year-old director behind hits like My neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away, is a walking legend.
It was father against son, brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
She passed the box to her neighbor, who uttered similar expressions to her own.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
It is founded upon love of the neighbor, and a desire to be beloved, and to show love.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
When what does my gentleman do but whips out an 'oss pistil as long as my harm, and shoots my left 'and neighbor dead!The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
The four shook hands solemnly with their new neighbor, then, with even a greater gusto, drank his health.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton