neighbour

neigh|bour
W2S2 BrE neighbor AmE [ˈneıbə US -bər] n
[: Old English; Origin: neahgebur]
1.) someone who lives next to you or near you
One of the neighbors complained about the noise from the party.
FBI agents were interviewing all their friends and neighbors.
Our next-door neighbours (=the people who live in the house next to us) say they'll look after our cat for us while we're away.
2.) a country that is next to another one
→↑bordering
Israel and its Arab neighbours
3.) someone or something that is next to another person or thing of the same type
The teacher saw Phil passing a note to his neighbour.
The garden was divided from its neighbour by a high wall.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • neighbour — British English spelling of NEIGHBOR (Cf. neighbor) (q.v.); for spelling, see OR (Cf. or) …   Etymology dictionary

  • neighbour — (Brit.) neigh·bour || neɪbÉ™(r) n. one who lives in a nearby house; fellow human being; someone or something nearby (also spelled neighbor) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neighbour — (US neighbor) ► NOUN 1) a person living next door to or very near to another. 2) a person or place in relation to others next to it. ► VERB ▪ be situated next to or very near (another). DERIVATIVES neighbourly adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • neighbour — (BrE) (AmE neighbor) noun 1 person living nearby ADJECTIVE ▪ friendly, good ▪ She s been a very good neighbour to me. ▪ nosy ▪ noisy …   Collocations dictionary

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  • neighbour —    Formerly in common use to a person of either sex who lived in close proximity, often followed by a surname, ‘neighbour’ is no longer used vocatively. Shakespearean characters regularly call one another ‘neighbour’: honest neighbour, good… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • Neighbour — This very unusual and interesting name is of early medieval English origin, and derives from the Middle English term nechebure , a compound of the Olde English pre 7th Century neah , near, and gebur , dweller, from bur , a small dwelling or… …   Surnames reference

  • neighbour — I n. BE; AE spelling: neighbor 1) a next door neighbour 2) a neighbour to (she was a good neighbour to us) II v. (esp. BE) (D; intr.) to neighbour on …   Combinatory dictionary

  • neighbour */*/*/ — UK [ˈneɪbə(r)] / US [ˈneɪbər] noun [countable] Word forms neighbour : singular neighbour plural neighbours 1) someone who lives near you Several of our friends and neighbours stopped by over the holidays. my next door neighbour They ve been good… …   English dictionary

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