This is a Wednesday’s Wonderful Words post, in which I chose a word, well-know or otherwise, and discuss why I think it’s so wonderful.
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, especially as a friendly greeting to a stranger): Tell me, neighbor, which way to townverb (used with object)
Verb (used with object)
7. To live or be situated near to; adjoin; border on.
8. To place or bring near.
Verb (Used without object)
9. To live or be situated nearby.
10. To associate with or as if with one’s neighbors; be neighborly or friendly (often followed by with).
before 900 ad, Old English neahgebūr, nēahbūr (nēah; “nigh” + (ge) būr “farmer” or “dweller”); from Old Norse nābūi