Neighbor is defined as one who lives near someone or something, or refers to any fellow human being.(noun)
The definition of neighbor is being near another.(adjective)
An example of neighbor used as an adjective is neighbor state which means a bordering state.
Neighbor means to live by or be near.(verb)
An example of to neighbor is for the border of New York to touch the border of New Jersey.
See neighbor in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME neighbour < OE neahgebur (akin to Ger nachbar) < neah (see nigh) + gebur, freeholder, peasant < ge-, with + bur, farmer < buan, to live, cultivate, akin to ON bua: see bondage
See neighbor in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English neighebor
Origin: , from Old English nēahgebūr
Origin: : nēah, near
Origin: + gebūr, dweller; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots. Word History: Loving one's neighbor as oneself would be much easier, or perhaps much more difficult, if the word neighbor had kept to its etymological meaning. The source of our word, the assumed West Germanic form *nāhgabūr, was a compound of the words *nēhwiz, “near,” and *būram, “dweller, especially a farmer.” A neighbor, then, was a near dweller. Nēahgebūr, the Old English descendant of this West Germanic word, and its descendant in Middle English, neighebor, and our Modern English neighbor have all retained the literal notion, even though one can now have many neighbors whom one does not know, a situation that would have been highly unlikely in earlier times. The extension of this word to mean “fellow” is probably attributable to the Christian concern with the treatment of one's fellow humans, as in the passage in Matthew 19:19 that urges love of one's neighbor.
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