Adjective "neighbour" definition and examples

(Neighbour may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈneɪbə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person living next door to or very near to the speaker or person referred to.
  1. 'All of this is told in the aggrieved, obsessed, slightly compassionate tone of a next-door neighbour.'
  2. 'Most Australians don't know their next-door neighbours or care what becomes of them.'
  3. 'He woke his younger sister and brother and got them and their mum out of the house before rousing the next door neighbours.'
  4. 'Perhaps it's even arguable whether their next door neighbours should.'
  5. 'There is lots of petty theft and my neighbour next door was burgled.'
  6. 'A fireman raced to the aid of his new next door neighbours after they spotted smoke.'
  7. 'The next door neighbours are setting off their fireworks as I type this.'
  8. 'We have a neighbour next door and I just want her to read this rant.'
  9. 'My next door neighbours argue passionately, ferociously and with much slamming of doors.'
  10. 'Their next door neighbours, also a squatting family, were evicted a few days later.'
  11. 'I chatted with my neighbour on the flight to New York'
  12. 'Proponents say the deal makes sense given America's unique relationship with its southern neighbor.'
  13. 'A new government in Iraq raises questions about its relationship to its neighbors.'
  14. 'Australia has refused to apologize, creating strained relations with its northern neighbor.'
  15. 'The future of our country depends on the level of relations with our neighbors.'
  16. 'The game in each plant changed from making improvements to making the plant look good in relation to its neighbors.'
  17. 'Maintaining friendly relations with neighbours and calm within the country are the big tasks ahead.'
  18. 'That is the only choice for Japan to take in order to win back trust from its Asian neighbors and expand relations with them a step further.'
  19. 'love thy neighbour as thyself'
  20. 'Also the things that religion teaches us: love thy neighbour, do not kill and so on, are just ignored.'
  21. 'I always thought IX was something about not bearing false witness against thy neighbor.'
  22. 'How can one turn the other cheek and love thy neighbor at the same time you are being urged to conquer by the sign of the cross?'
  23. 'The New Testament injunctions to turn the other cheek and love thy neighbour were a great advance in civilisation.'
  24. 'I mean, these aren't people that are going to turn around and love thy neighbor tomorrow.'
  25. 'He believed more in loving thy neighbour than defending his country.'
  26. 'Jesus preached love thy neighbour and told people not to take an eye for an eye.'
  27. 'Even in the Commandments, it says to love thy neighbor as thyself, not to love thy neighbor more than thyself.'
  28. 'Love thy neighbor as one loves thyself is still good advice.'
  29. 'The Bible teaches us to love thy neighbor and advocates social responsibility.'

verb

(of a place or object) be situated next to or very near (another)
  1. 'Isn't it great to be on a par with neighbouring towns with the place full of life and lights.'
  2. 'The store and neighbouring areas were blocked off but no bombs were found on the site.'
  3. 'Ron and Ken are first cousins who grew up on neighboring farms near Harlan in western Iowa.'
  4. 'It has pressured neighboring countries to shut down their casinos at the border.'
  5. 'A jukebox stood near the end of the bar, neighboured by a golf machine.'
  6. 'Even in Europe, pensions are uprated in France but not in neighbouring Andorra or Monaco.'
  7. 'Some of the refugees have fled to nearby islands in neighboring provinces.'
  8. 'One has already been set up in neighbouring Castle Road which suffered from the same problems.'
  9. 'Petrus and Sandra decided to elope, leaving for neighbouring Swaziland to get married.'
  10. 'He urged the needy to visit offices in neighbouring areas to see if they could be helped.'

More definitions

1. a person who lives near another.

2. a person or thing that is near another.

3. one's fellow human being: to be generous toward one's less fortunate neighbors.

4. a person who shows kindliness or helpfulness toward his or her fellow humans: to be a neighbor to someone in distress.

5. (used as a term of address, especially as a friendly greeting to a stranger): Tell me, neighbor, which way to town? adjective

6. situated or living near another: one of our neighbor nations. v

More examples(as adjective)

"people/places/organizations can be neighbour."

"people can be neighbour."

"africans can be neighbour."

Origin

(neighbor)Old English nēahgebūr, from nēah ‘nigh, near’ + gebūr ‘inhabitant, peasant, farmer’ (compare with boor).