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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.


جَارٌ soused nabo Nachbar γείτονας vecino naapuri voisin susjed vicino di casa 近所の人 이웃 buurman nabo sąsiad vizinho сосед granne เพื่อนบ้าน komşu hàng xóm 邻居


n. vecino-a.


n vecino -na mf
References in classic literature ?
I have never declined paying the highway tax, because I am as desirous of being a good neighbor as I am of being a bad subject; and as for supporting schools, I am doing my part to educate my fellow-countrymen now.
I please myself with imagining a State at least which can afford to be just to all men, and to treat the individual with respect as a neighbor; which even would not think it inconsistent with its own repose if a few were to live aloof from it, not meddling with it, nor embraced by it, who fulfilled all the duties of neighbors and fellow-men.
I saw to what extent the people among whom I lived could be trusted as good neighbors and friends; that their friendship was for summer weather only; that they did not greatly propose to do right; that they were a distinct race from me by their prejudices and superstitions, as the Chinamen and Malays are; that in their sacrifices to humanity, they ran no risks, not even to their property; that after all they were not so noble but they treated the thief as he had treated them, and hoped, by a certain outward observance and a few prayers, and by walking in a particular straight though useless path from time to time, to save their souls.
A sailor's wife, who was always proud and fine, in her way, came to her neighbor, and complained that she had got a splinter in her finger.
if anyone had paid particular attention to it, they would have seen, quite distinctly, that the shadow went in through the half-open balcony-door of their opposite neighbor, just as the stranger went into his own room, and let the long curtain fall down after him.
I saw the most unimaginable things with the women, with the men, with parents, and with the sweet, matchless children; I saw," said the shadow, "what no human being must know, but what they would all so willingly know--what is bad in their neighbor.
Whenever, and from whatever causes, it might happen, and happen it would, that any one of these nations or confederacies should rise on the scale of political importance much above the degree of her neighbors, that moment would those neighbors behold her with envy and with fear.
Nor does it appear to be a rash conjecture that its young swarms might often be tempted to gather honey in the more blooming fields and milder air of their luxurious and more delicate neighbors.
They who well consider the history of similar divisions and confederacies will find abundant reason to apprehend that those in contemplation would in no other sense be neighbors than as they would be borderers; that they would neither love nor trust one another, but on the contrary would be a prey to discord, jealousy, and mutual injuries; in short, that they would place us exactly in the situations in which some nations doubtless wish to see us, viz.
The populous States would, with little difficulty, overrun their less populous neighbors.
The weaker States or confederacies would first have recourse to them, to put themselves upon an equality with their more potent neighbors.
The expedients which have been mentioned would soon give the States or confederacies that made use of them a superiority over their neighbors.