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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ney-ber]
    • /ˈneɪ bər/
    • /ˈneɪ.bər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ney-ber]
    • /ˈneɪ bər/

Definitions of neighbor word

  • noun neighbor a person who lives near another. 1
  • noun neighbor a person or thing that is near another. 1
  • noun neighbor one's fellow human being: to be generous toward one's less fortunate neighbors. 1
  • noun neighbor a person who shows kindliness or helpfulness toward his or her fellow humans: to be a neighbor to someone in distress. 1
  • noun neighbor (used as a term of address, especially as a friendly greeting to a stranger): Tell me, neighbor, which way to town? 1
  • adjective neighbor situated or living near another: one of our neighbor nations. 1

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Origin of neighbor

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English neahgebūr, nēahbūr (nēah nigh + (ge)būr farmer; see Boer, boor); akin to Dutch nabuur, German Nachbar, Old Norse nābūi

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Parts of speech for Neighbor


neighbor popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

neighbor usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for neighbor

verb neighbor

  • abut — When land or a building abuts something or abuts on something, it is next to it.
  • adjoin — If one room, place, or object adjoins another, they are next to each other.
  • border — The border between two countries or regions is the dividing line between them. Sometimes the border also refers to the land close to this line.
  • communicate — If you communicate with someone, you share or exchange information with them, for example by speaking, writing, or using equipment. You can also say that two people communicate.
  • connect — If something or someone connects one thing to another, or if one thing connects to another, the two things are joined together.

noun neighbor

  • acquaintance — An acquaintance is someone who you have met and know slightly, but not well.
  • friend — a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.
  • bystander — A bystander is a person who is present when something happens and who sees it but does not take part in it.
  • homebody — a person who prefers pleasures and activities that center around the home; stay-at-home.

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