neighbour, n. & v. (US neighbor)
1 a person living next door to or near or nearest another (my next-door neighbour; his nearest neighbour is 12 miles away; they are neighbours).
2 a a person regarded as having the duties or claims of friendliness, consideration, etc., of a neighbour. b a fellow human being, esp. as having claims on friendship.
3 a person or thing near or next to another (my neighbour at dinner).
4 (attrib.) neighbouring.
1 tr. border on; adjoin.
2 intr. (often foll. by on, upon) border; adjoin.
neighbouring adj. neighbourless adj. neighbourship n.
OE neahgebur (as NIGH: gebur, cf. BOOR)