Meaning of “neighbour” in the English Dictionary

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"neighbour" in British English

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neighbournoun [ C ]

US neighbor uk /ˈneɪ.bər/ us /ˈneɪ.bɚ/

A2 someone who lives very close to you:

Some of the neighbours have complained about the noise from our party.
Have you met Pat, my next-door neighbour?

B1 a country that is next to another country:

The relationship between Scotland and its southern neighbour (= England) has not always been peaceful.

More examples

  • My wife checks on our elderly neighbour every few days to make sure that he's alright.
  • The children were saved from the fire only because a neighbour pulled them clear.
  • It was a bitter civil war, that pitted neighbour against neighbour.
  • I've asked my neighbour to water the plants while I'm away.
  • The government warned its neighbours not to interfere in its internal affairs.

(Definition of “neighbour” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)