- The definition of neighbor is being near another.
An example of neighbor used as an adjective is neighbor state which means a bordering state.
- Neighbor is defined as one who lives near someone or something, or refers to any fellow human being.
- An example of a neighbor is the person next door.
- An example of a neighbor is someone who cooks food for a struggling friend.
- Neighbor means to live by or be near.
An example of to neighbor is for the border of New York to touch the border of New Jersey.
- a person who lives near another
- a person, country, or thing situated near another
- a fellow human being: love thy neighbor
- any person: used as a term of direct address
Origin of neighborMiddle English neighbour ; from Old English neahgebur (akin to German nachbar) ; from neah (see nigh) + gebur, freeholder, peasant ; from ge-, with + bur, farmer ; from buan, to live, cultivate, akin to Old Norse bua: see bondage
- to live or be situated near (someone or something)
- Rare to bring near or into close association with
- to live or be situated nearby
- to have friendly relations; associate on friendly terms (with)
- One who lives near or next to another.
- A person, place, or thing adjacent to or located near another.
- A fellow human.
- Used as a form of familiar address.
verbneigh·bored, neigh·bor·ing, neigh·bors
Origin of neighborMiddle English neighebor, from Old English nēahgebūr : nēah, near + gebūr, dweller; see bheu&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.