neighborless, adj.
/nay"beuhr/, n.
1. a person who lives near another.
2. a person or thing that is near another.
3. one's fellow human being: to be generous toward one's less fortunate neighbors.
4. a person who shows kindliness or helpfulness toward his or her fellow humans: to be a neighbor to someone in distress.
5. (used as a term of address, esp. as a friendly greeting to a stranger): Tell me, neighbor, which way to town?
6. situated or living near another: one of our neighbor nations.
7. to live or be situated near to; adjoin; border on.
8. to place or bring near.
9. to live or be situated nearby.
10. to associate with or as if with one's neighbors; be neighborly or friendly (often fol. by with).
Also, esp. Brit., neighbour.
[bef. 900; ME; OE neahgebur, neahbur (neah NIGH + (ge)bur farmer; see BOER, BOOR); akin to D nabuur, G Nachbar, ON nabui]

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