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neigh·bor

 (nā′bər)
n.
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
v.tr.
To lie close to or border directly on.
v.intr.
To live or be situated close by.
adj.
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.]

neigh•bor•ing

(ˈneɪ bər ɪŋ)

adj.
adjacent; adjoining.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.neighboring - having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching; "Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"; "the side of Germany conterminous with France"; "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"; "neighboring cities"
connected - joined or linked together
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Neighboring farmers shook their heads over the ex- pense.
Damon, living in a neighboring town, was a frequent visitor in the Swift home.
The lady in black was reading her morning devotions on the porch of a neighboring bathhouse.
The lengthened sheet of the Champlain stretched from the frontiers of Canada, deep within the borders of the neighboring province of New York, forming a natural passage across half the distance that the French were compelled to master in order to strike their enemies.
From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by the name of SLEEPY HOLLOW, and its rustic lads are called the Sleepy Hollow Boys throughout all the neighboring country.
Next was Tashtego, an unmixed Indian from Gay Head, the most westerly promontory of Martha's Vineyard, where there still exists the last remnant of a village of red men, which has long supplied the neighboring island of Nantucket with many of her most daring harpooneers.
Thou saw'st the murdered mate when tossed by pirates from the midnight deck; for hours he fell into the deeper midnight of the insatiate maw; and his murderers still sailed on unharmed --while swift lightnings shivered the neighboring ship that would have borne a righteous husband to outstretched, longing arms.
My master sent me for a fortnight to a neighboring farmer's, who had a meadow which was skirted on one side by the railway.
There would come messages from the secretaries of neighboring states, reporting their achievements; the vote of Indiana had gone from 2,300 to 12,000, of Wisconsin from 7,000 to 28,000; of Ohio from 4,800 to 36,000
She had been married to a bright and talented young mulatto man, who was a slave on a neighboring estate, and bore the name of George Harris.
Soon after he was let out to work at haying in a neighboring field, whither he went every day, and would not be back till noon; so he bade me good day, saying that he doubted if he should see me again.
I said I had been having a general jail-delivery at Camelot and among neighboring castles, and with her permission I would like to examine her collection, her bric-a-brac -- that is to say, her prison- ers.

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