Neighbor


Neighbor
Neighbor Neigh"bor (n[=a]"b[~e]r), n. [OE. neighebour, AS. ne['a]hgeb[=u]r; ne['a]h nigh + geb[=u]r a dweller, farmer; akin to D. nabuur, G. nachbar, OHG. n[=a]hgib[=u]r. See {Nigh}, and {Boor}.] [Spelt also {neighbour}.] 1. A person who lives near another; one whose abode is not far off. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Masters, my good friends, mine honest neighbors. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. One who is near in sympathy or confidence. [1913 Webster]

Buckingham No more shall be the neighbor to my counsel. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. One entitled to, or exhibiting, neighborly kindness; hence, one of the human race; a fellow being. [1913 Webster]

Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves? --Luke x. 36. [1913 Webster]

The gospel allows no such term as ``stranger;'' makes every man my neighbor. --South. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.