Definitions for neighbour
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word neighbour.
a person who lives (or is located) near another
a nearby object of the same kind
"Fort Worth is a neighbor of Dallas"; "what is the closest neighbor to the Earth?"
live or be located as a neighbor
"the neighboring house"
be located near or adjacent to
"Pakistan neighbors India"
A person living on adjacent or nearby land; a person situated adjacently or nearby; anything (of the same type of thing as the subject) in an adjacent or nearby position.
To be adjacent to (more often used as neighbouring)
Though France neighbours Germany, its culture is significantly different
To approach; to verge on.
That sort of talk is neighbouring on treason.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: nehgebur , Saxon.
He sent such an addition of foot, as he could draw out of Oxford and the neighbour garrisons. Edward Hyde.
Masters, my good friends, mine honest neighbours,
Will you undo yourselves? William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
This man shall set me packing;
I’ll lug the guts into the neighbour room. William Shakespeare.
The deep revolving witty Buckingham'
No more shall be the neighbour to my counsels. William Shakespeare.
The Gospel allows no such term as a stranger; makes every man my neighbour. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.
Etymology: from the noun.
The strawberry grows underneath the nettle,
And wholsome berries thrive and ripen best,
Neighbour’d by fruit of baser quality. William Shakespeare, Hen. V.
Give me thy hand,
Be pilot to me, and thy places shall
Still neighbour mine. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.
These grow on the leisurely ascending hills that neighbour the shore. George Sandys, Journey.
Things nigh equivalent and neighbouring value,
By lot are parted. Anon.
That being of so young days brought up with him,
And since so neighbour’d to his youth and ’haviour. Sha.
A neighbour is an individual or a group that lives, operates, or exists in close proximity to another individual, group, or physical entity. This term is often used to refer to people who live in the residences next to or very close to one’s own in a residential environment. In a broader sense, it can also refer to adjacent entities such as countries sharing a border, or adjacent cells in a biological context. The sense of being neighbours often implies a certain level of interaction, relationship, or shared responsibilities, although the specifics can vary widely depending on the context.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nä′bur, n. a person who dwells, sits, or stands near another: one who is on friendly terms with another.—adj. (B.) neighbouring.—v.i. to live near each other.—v.t. to be near to.—n. Neigh′bourhood, state of being neighbours, kindly feeling: adjoining district or the people living in it: a district generally, esp. with reference to its inhabitants.—adj. Neigh′bouring, being near: adjoining.—n. Neigh′bourliness.—adjs. Neigh′bourly, like or becoming a neighbour: friendly: social—also adv.; Neigh′bour-stained (Shak.), stained with neighbours' blood. [A.S. neáhbúr, neáhgebúr—A.S. neáh, near, gebúr or búr, a farmer.]
A person who lives in the locality.
The neighbour that moved in was delighted when we brought over some lovely seeded bread.
Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020
Neighbor vs. Neighbour -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Neighbor and Neighbour.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Neighbour is ranked #119508 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Neighbour surname appeared 145 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Neighbour.
98.6% or 143 total occurrences were White.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'neighbour' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4420
Rank popularity for the word 'neighbour' in Nouns Frequency: #933
The numerical value of neighbour in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of neighbour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
I should say this honestly: China is our big neighbour, we have friendly relations but in terms of investments the Japanese and (South) Korean investors, for example, are more active. They are faster, i don't know why.
Love thy neighbour as yourself, but choose your neighbourhood.
We make our friends we make our enemies but God makes our next door neighbour.
I am my nearest neighbour.
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour for we are members one of another.
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Translations for neighbour
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- جَارَة, جَارArabic
- сусе́д, сусе́дкаBelarusian
- veíCatalan, Valencian
- soused, bližní, sousedit, sousedkaCzech
- Nachbar, Nachbarin, Nächster, NächsteGerman
- γείτονας, γειτόνισσα, γειτονεύωGreek
- vecina, prójimo, vecino, prójimaSpanish
- lähimmäinen, naapuriFinnish
- nábúgvi, granniFaroese
- prochain, voisin, voisineFrench
- nàbaidhScottish Gaelic
- पड़ोसी, पड़ोसिनHindi
- szomszéd, szomszédosHungarian
- հարեւան, դրացիArmenian
- vicinulo, vicinino, vicinoIdo
- nábúi, nágranniIcelandic
- vicina, vicinoItalian
- 隣人, [[隣]]の[[人]], [[近所]]の[[人]]Japanese
- қоңсы, бастас, көршіKazakh
- 이웃, [[이웃]] [[사람]]Korean
- кошуна, көршу, коңшуKyrgyz
- adcola, vīcīna, accola, vīcīnusLatin
- Noper, NopeschLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- līdzcilvēks, kaimiņšLatvian
- tangata-noho-tata, noho tataMāori
- со́сед, ко́мшијаMacedonian
- grenzen aan, buur, buren, buurman, buurvrouwDutch
- sąsiadować, sąsiadka, sąsiadPolish
- vischin, vischinaRomansh
- соседствовать, сосе́дка, прилегать, бли́жний, граничить, сосе́дRussian
- bighinu, biginu, bichinu, vichinuSardinian
- sudetka, suseda, komšika, комшија, sused, суседкиња, комшикa, сусед, суседа, komšija, susedkinja, komšinica, сусетка, комшиницаSerbo-Croatian
- fqinj, komshie, gjiton, fqije, gjitone, komshiAlbanian
- granne, naboSwedish
- jirani, majiraniSwahili
- бли́жній, сусі́д, сусі́дка, межуватиUkrainian
- پڑوسی, پڑوسنUrdu
- hamsoya, qoʻshniUzbek
- láng giềngVietnamese
- nilädan, hinilädan, jinilädanVolapük
- vijhene, vijhénWalloon
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