Nearby words

  1. nehru,
  2. nehru, jawaharlal,
  3. nehru, motilal,
  4. nei mongol,
  5. neigh,
  6. neighborhood,
  7. neighborhood watch,
  8. neighboring,
  9. neighborly,
  10. neighbour

Also especially British, neigh·bour.

Origin of neighbor

before 900; Middle English; Old English neahgebūr, nēahbūr (nēah nigh + (ge)būr farmer; see Boer, boor); akin to Dutch nabuur, German Nachbar, Old Norse nābūi

Related formsneigh·bor·less, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for neighbour

British Dictionary definitions for neighbour


US neighbor

/ (ˈneɪbə) /


a person who lives near or next to another
  1. a person or thing near or next to another
  2. (as modifier)neighbour states


(when intr, often foll by on) to be or live close (to a person or thing)
Derived Formsneighbouring or US neighboring, adjectiveneighbourless or US neighborless, adjective

Word Origin for neighbour

Old English nēahbūr, from nēah nigh + būr, gebūr dweller; see boor

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Word Origin and History for neighbour
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