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1. One who lives near or next to another.
2. A person, place, or thing adjacent to or located near another.
3. A fellow human.
4. Used as a form of familiar address.
v. neigh·bored, neigh·bor·ing, neigh·bors
To lie close to or border directly on.
To live or be situated close by.
Situated or living near another: a neighbor state.

[Middle English neighebor, from Old English nēahgebūr : nēah, near + gebūr, dweller; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈneɪ bər)
1. a person who lives near another.
2. a person or thing that is near another.
3. one's fellow human being.
4. a person who shows kindliness toward fellow humans.
5. (used as a term of address, esp. in greeting a stranger).
6. situated near another: neighbor nations.
7. to live or be situated near to; adjoin.
8. to live or be situated nearby.
9. to associate with or as if with one's neighbors (often fol. by with).
Also, esp. Brit.,neigh′bour.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English neahgebūr, nēahbūr (nēah nigh + (ge)būr farmer; see boor); akin to Dutch nabuur, German Nachbar]


Past participle: neighbored
Gerund: neighboring

I neighbor
you neighbor
he/she/it neighbors
we neighbor
you neighbor
they neighbor
I neighbored
you neighbored
he/she/it neighbored
we neighbored
you neighbored
they neighbored
Present Continuous
I am neighboring
you are neighboring
he/she/it is neighboring
we are neighboring
you are neighboring
they are neighboring
Present Perfect
I have neighbored
you have neighbored
he/she/it has neighbored
we have neighbored
you have neighbored
they have neighbored
Past Continuous
I was neighboring
you were neighboring
he/she/it was neighboring
we were neighboring
you were neighboring
they were neighboring
Past Perfect
I had neighbored
you had neighbored
he/she/it had neighbored
we had neighbored
you had neighbored
they had neighbored
I will neighbor
you will neighbor
he/she/it will neighbor
we will neighbor
you will neighbor
they will neighbor
Future Perfect
I will have neighbored
you will have neighbored
he/she/it will have neighbored
we will have neighbored
you will have neighbored
they will have neighbored
Future Continuous
I will be neighboring
you will be neighboring
he/she/it will be neighboring
we will be neighboring
you will be neighboring
they will be neighboring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been neighboring
you have been neighboring
he/she/it has been neighboring
we have been neighboring
you have been neighboring
they have been neighboring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been neighboring
you will have been neighboring
he/she/it will have been neighboring
we will have been neighboring
you will have been neighboring
they will have been neighboring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been neighboring
you had been neighboring
he/she/it had been neighboring
we had been neighboring
you had been neighboring
they had been neighboring
I would neighbor
you would neighbor
he/she/it would neighbor
we would neighbor
you would neighbor
they would neighbor
Past Conditional
I would have neighbored
you would have neighbored
he/she/it would have neighbored
we would have neighbored
you would have neighbored
they would have neighbored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neighbor - a person who lives (or is located) near anotherneighbor - a person who lives (or is located) near another
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.neighbor - a nearby object of the same kind; "Fort Worth is a neighbor of Dallas"; "what is the closest neighbor to the Earth?"
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
Verb1.neighbor - live or be located as a neighbor; "the neighboring house"
inhabit, live, populate, dwell - inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods"
2.neighbor - be located near or adjacent to; "Pakistan neighbors India"
butt, butt against, butt on, abut, adjoin, edge, border, march - lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"


To be contiguous or next to:
hàng xóm


(American) neighbor (ˈneibə) noun
a person who lives near oneself. my next-door neighbour.
ˈneighbourhood noun
1. a district or area, especially in a town or city. a poor neighbourhood.
2. a district or area surrounding a particular place. He lives somewhere in the neighbourhood of the station.
ˈneighbourhood watch (American neighborhood watch;also sentry watch) noun
a system allowing organized groups of people to police their neighbourhoods to prevent crime.
ˈneighbouring adjective
near or next in place. France and Belgium are neighbouring countries.
ˈneighbourly adjective
(negative unneighbourly) friendly. a very neighbourly person.


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n. vecino-a.


n vecino -na mf
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