Definitions for: Neighbor


[n] a nearby object of the same kind; "Fort Worth is a neighbor of Dallas"; "what is the closest neighbor to the Earth?"
[n] a person who lives (or is located) near another
[adj] situated near one another; "neighbor states"
[v] be located near or adjacent to
[v] live or be located as a neighbor



Webster (1913) Definition: Neigh"bor (n[=a]"b[~e]r), n. [OE. neighebour, AS.
ne['a]hgeb[=u]r; ne['a]h nigh + geb[=u]r a dweller, farmer;
akin to D. nabuur, G. nachbar, OHG. n[=a]hgib[=u]r. See
Nigh, and Boor.] [Spelt also neighbour.]
1. A person who lives near another; one whose abode is not
far off. --Chaucer.

Masters, my good friends, mine honest neighbors.
--Shak.

2. One who is near in sympathy or confidence.

Buckingham No more shall be the neighbor to my
counsel. --Shak.

3. One entitled to, or exhibiting, neighborly kindness;
hence, one of the human race; a fellow being.

Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was
neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves?
--Luke x. 36.

The gospel allows no such term as ``stranger;''
makes every man my neighbor. --South.


Neigh"bor, a.
Near to another; adjoining; adjacent; next; neighboring.
``The neighbor cities.'' --Jer. l. 40. ``The neighbor room.''
--Shak.


neigh"bor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Neighbored; p. pr. &
vb. n Neighboring.]
1. To adjoin; to border on; tobe near to.

Leisurely ascending hills that neighbor the shore.
--Sandys.

2. To associate intimately with. [Obs.] --Shak.


Neigh"bor, v. i.
To dwell in the vicinity; to be a neighbor, or in the
neighborhood; to be near. [Obs.]

A copse that neighbors by. --Shak.

Synonyms: close, near, neighboring(a), neighbour, neighbour, neighbour, neighbour, neighbouring(a)

See Also: abut, adjoin, border, butt, butt against, butt on, domicile, domiciliate, dwell, edge, human, individual, inhabit, live, march, mortal, object, people, person, physical object, populate, reside, shack, somebody, someone, soul

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