Meaning of “neighbouring” in the English Dictionary

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"neighbouring" in British English

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neighbouringadjective [ before noun ]

UK US neighboring uk /ˈneɪ.bər.ɪŋ/ us /ˈneɪ.bər.ɪŋ/

B2 Neighbouring places are next to or near each other:

neighbouring countries/states
She married a man from the neighbouring village.

More examples

  • The disquieting situation between these two neighbouring countries looks set to continue.
  • If neighbouring countries are having a war, you can't just dive in.
  • The deposed leaders are currently in exile in the neighbouring country.
  • She married a man from the neighbouring village.
  • The conflict threatens to spill over into neighbouring regions.

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