Definition of neighbour in English:
- We did speak with one of his next-door neighbours who claims to be a family friend as well who kind of defended the doctors.
- But I'd sometimes go to the next-door neighbours who had a cow called Buttercup.
- Most Australians don't know their next-door neighbours or care what becomes of them.
- It had good relations with its neighbors and other countries, and the people were largely contented.
- Maintaining friendly relations with neighbours and calm within the country are the big tasks ahead.
- It is good politics for any country to have friendly relations with its neighbours.
- And Matthew said most important of all, is love, love thy neighbor as thyself.
- What Jesus does say repeatedly is to love thy neighbor as thyself.
- To love thy neighbour as thyself is also a common teaching to many religions.
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- Our soldiers are sent to the south to patrol an area neighboring Chechnya.
- The region neighboring the telomeres also appears to be rich in duplicated regions.
- The site is in an area neighboring a residential part of the city, north of Harbin.
- neighbourless adjective
- Example sentences
- Louise and Jerry were neighborless, only a barren nondescript storefront occupied the space to their left.
- He was quite dismayed when I told him, as apparently his group had thought they were neighbourless.
- Trading urban sprawl for expansive green fields and terraces for neighbourless living surely suggests a burning desire for a change of pace.
Old English nēahgebūr, from nēah 'nigh, near' + gebūr 'inhabitant, peasant, farmer' (compare with boor).
boor from mid 16th century:
Before the Norman Conquest a gebūr was a peasant or tenant farmer, and is the source of boor, ‘a rough and bad-mannered person’. The Normans swept away the Anglo-Saxon social structure, and with it the word, until in the mid 16th century English readopted it from related Dutch and German words meaning a peasant or rustic. Much later, in the 19th century, the Dutch word boer gave rise to the Boer farmer of southern Africa. The second part of the word is also found in neighbour—literally a ‘nigh or near boor’ and in use in Old English.
- US English dictionary
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