Definition of neighbour verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(especially US English neighbor) verb
BrE BrE//ˈneɪbə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɪbər//
[transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they neighbour
BrE BrE//ˈneɪbə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɪbər//
he / she / it neighbours past simple neighboured past participle neighboured -ing form neighbouring
BrE BrE//ˈneɪbərɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɪbərɪŋ//
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neighbour something to be situated next to or near to The farm neighbours the holiday village. Word OriginOld English nēahgebūr, from nēah ‘nigh, near’ + gebūr ‘inhabitant, peasant, farmer’ (compare with boor).Extra examples He’s having a barbecue and he’s inviting all the neighbours. I’ve just met our new neighbours. My nearest neighbour lives a few miles away. Our new neighbours moved in today. She could hear her downstairs neighbour moving around. She leaned over to her nearest neighbour and whispered something. She’s been a very good neighbour to me. Shh! You’ll wake the neighbours. The country is vulnerable to attack from hostile neighbours. The neighbours complained about his loud music. The two men became neighbours. They are near neighbours of ours.

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