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.
ORIGIN from the Old English words for «near» and «inhabitant, peasant, farmer».

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  • neighbourly — [[t]ne͟ɪbə(r)li[/t]] ADJ GRADED If the people who live near you are neighbourly, they are friendly and helpful. If you live in a neighbourly place, it has a friendly atmosphere. The noise would have provoked alarm and neighbourly concern... The… …   English dictionary

  • neighbourly — adj. BE AE spelling: neighborly neighbourly to + inf. (it was neighbourly of you to do that) * * * [ neɪbəlɪ] neighbourly to + inf. (it was neighbourly of you to do that) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • neighbourly — UK [ˈneɪbə(r)lɪ] / US [ˈneɪbərlɪ] adjective showing a helpful and friendly attitude towards people, especially neighbours a belief that country folk are more neighbourly neighbourly relations/feelings Derived word: neighbourliness noun… …   English dictionary

  • neighbourly — neighbour eighbour, neighbouring eighbouring, neighbourhood eighbourhood, neighbourly eighbourly Same as {neighbor}, {neighboring}, {neighborhood}, {neighborly}. [Chiefly Brit.] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neighbourly — adjective Showing the qualities of a friendly and helpful neighbour. Shes so neighbourly that she always holds a welcoming party for new residents …   Wiktionary

  • neighbourly — neigh|bour|ly BrE neighborly AmE [ˈneıbəli US ər ] adj behaving in a friendly and helpful way towards the people who live next to you or towards the countries that are next to you ▪ the importance of good neighbourly relations between the two… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • neighbourly — BrE neighborly AmE adjective friendly and helpful towards your neighbours: Since we ve moved in people have been very neighbourly. neighbourliness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • neighbourly — Synonyms and related words: affable, agreeable, amiable, civil, companionable, considerate, cordial, courteous, friendly, genial, gracious, harmonious, helpful, kind, kindly, sociable, social, thoughtful, warm, well disposed …   Moby Thesaurus

  • neighbourly — neigh|bour|ly [ neıbərli ] the British spelling of neighborly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English