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Princeton's WordNet

  1. neighbor, neighbour(noun)

    a person who lives (or is located) near another

  2. neighbor, neighbour(verb)

    a nearby object of the same kind

    "Fort Worth is a neighbor of Dallas"; "what is the closest neighbor to the Earth?"

  3. neighbor, neighbour(verb)

    live or be located as a neighbor

    "the neighboring house"

  4. neighbor, neighbour(verb)

    be located near or adjacent to

    "Pakistan neighbors India"


  1. neighbour(Noun)

    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.

  2. neighbour(Verb)

    To be adjacent to (more often used as neighbouring)

    Though France neighbours Germany, its culture is significantly different

  3. neighbour(Verb)

    To approach; to verge on.

    That sort of talk is neighbouring on treason.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Neighbour

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. neighbour

    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  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'neighbour' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4420

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'neighbour' in Nouns Frequency: #933

How to pronounce neighbour?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of neighbour in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of neighbour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of neighbour in a Sentence

  1. Mahabharata:

    An evil-minded man is quick to see His neighbour's faults, though small as mustard seed; But when he turns his eyes towards his own, Though large as bilva fruit, he none descries.

  2. Arabic Proverb:

    Inquire about your neighbour before you build, and about your companions before you travel.

  3. Cornelius Tacitus:

    I am my nearest neighbour.

  4. Gilbert Keith Chesterton:

    We make our friends we make our enemies but God makes our next door neighbour.

  5. The Talmud:

    Mention not a blemish which is thy own in detraction of a neighbour.

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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. pecuniary
    • B. splay
    • C. flabby
    • D. commensal

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