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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.]
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(ˈneɪ bər ɪŋ)

adjacent; adjoining.
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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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References in classic literature ?
Nay, it is far more probable that in America, as in Europe, neighboring nations, acting under the impulse of opposite interests and unfriendly passions, would frequently be found taking different sides.
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.
ASSUMING it therefore as an established truth that the several States, in case of disunion, or such combinations of them as might happen to be formed out of the wreck of the general Confederacy, would be subject to those vicissitudes of peace and war, of friendship and enmity, with each other, which have fallen to the lot of all neighboring nations not united under one government, let us enter into a concise detail of some of the consequences that would attend such a situation.
Formerly, an invading army would penetrate into the heart of a neighboring country almost as soon as intelligence of its approach could be received; but now a comparatively small force of disciplined troops, acting on the defensive, with the aid of posts, is able to impede, and finally to frustrate, the enterprises of one much more considerable.
It is not surprising, therefore, that the Prophet emphasized at every occasion, the importance of good-neighborly relations Expanding the concept of good neighborliness, we must recognize that even a state, especially those that are Islamic, have a duty towards their neighboring countries.
President Aliyev went on to say that Azerbaijan's independence is young, only 26 years, but in his opinion, the country managed to establish itself as a truly independent state, which can afford to conduct independent foreign policy, which is based on Azerbaijan's national interests and is not against the interests of the neighboring countries.
The topics covered include: noisy neighbors; trees that hang over a property line; blocked views; unclear boundary lines; high, unsightly, or deteriorating fences; dangers to children ("attractive nuisances"); problems with neighboring businesses; drones trespassing onto your property; and many other common issues ranging from secondhand smoke, to blighted property, to animal issues, and more!
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi underlined that political and economic cooperation with the neighboring countries sets a priority for Tehran.
Buildings in New York City are very close together and developers are trying to maximize their usable building space by building "in the face" of neighboring buildings.
MP Sami al-Askari urged the neighboring countries to follow the example of Turkey in consolidating the good bilateral relations with Iraq.<p>He stated to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) "The instability of the relations between Iraqi with the neighboring countries lead to unstable regional situation."
Thant Myint-U's narrative is full of rich details and colorful characters like Bayinnaung, a 16th-century king who led a mighty elephant corps into battle, defeating neighboring Siam (modem-day Thailand).

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