The man who lives in the house next door to your house is an example of your neighbour.
& adj.Chiefly British
(plural neighbours) (British spelling)
- 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.
- My neighbour has an annoying cat.
- They"²re our neighbours across the street.
- My neighbour is very irritable and grumpy at times.
- One who is near in sympathy or confidence.
- (biblical) any fellow human being
(third-person singular simple present neighbours, present participle neighbouring, simple past and past participle neighboured) (British spelling)
- To be adjacent to (more often used as neighbouring)
- Though France neighbours Germany, its culture is significantly different.
- (intransitive, followed by "on"; figurative) To approach; to verge on.
- That sort of talk is neighbouring on treason.
- To associate intimately with.
From Middle English neighbour, neihebur, from Old English nÄ“ahÄ¡ebÅ«r (“neighbour"), from Proto-Germanic *nÄ“hwagabÅ«rÃ´ (“neightbour"), equivalent to nigh +"Ž bower. Cognate with Scots nichbour (“neighbour"), Dutch nabuur (“neighbour"), German Low German Navur (“neighbour"), German Nachbar (“neighbour"), Norwegian nabo (“neighbour"), Icelandic nÃ¡bÃºi (“neighbour"). More at nigh, bower.