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neighbor

NEIGHBOR, n.

1. One who lives near another. In large towns, a neighbor is one who lives within a few doors. In the country, a neighbor may live at a greater distance; and in new settlements, where the people are thinly scattered over the country, a neighbor may be distant several miles. Such is the use of the word in the United States.

2. One who lives in familiarity with another; a word of civility.

3. An intimate; a confidant.

4. A fellow being. Acts 7.

5. One of the human race; any one that needs our help, or to whom we have an opportunity of doing good.

6. A country that is near.



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NEIGHBOR, n.

1. One who lives near another. In large towns, a neighbor is one who lives within a few doors. In the country, a neighbor may live at a greater distance; and in new settlements, where the people are thinly scattered over the country, a neighbor may be distant several miles. Such is the use of the word in the United States.

2. One who lives in familiarity with another; a word of civility.

3. An intimate; a confidant.

4. A fellow being. Acts 7.

5. One of the human race; any one that needs our help, or to whom we have an opportunity of doing good.

6. A country that is near.

NEIGH'BOR, v.t.

  1. To adjoin; to confine on or be near to. These grow on the hills that neighbor the shore. Sandys.
  2. To acquaint with; to make near to or make familiar. [Not used.] Shak. To neighbor it, in colloquial language, to cultivate friendly intercourse by mutual visits.

Neigh"bor
  1. A person who lives near another; one whose abode is not far off.

    Chaucer.

    Masters, my good friends, mine honest neighbors. Shak.

  2. Near to another; adjoining; adjacent; next; neighboring.

    "The neighbor cities." Jer. l. 40. "The neighbor room." Shak.
  3. To adjoin] to border on; tobe near to.

    Leisurely ascending hills that neighbor the shore. Sandys.

  4. To dwell in the vicinity; to be a neighbor, or in the neighborhood; to be near.

    [Obs.]

    A copse that neighbors by. Shak.

  5. One who is near in sympathy or confidence.

    Buckingham
    No more shall be the neighbor to my counsel.
    Shak.

  6. To associate intimately with.

    [Obs.] Shak.
  7. One entitled to, or exhibiting, neighborly kindness; hence, one of the human race; a fellow being.

    Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves? Luke x. 36.

    The gospel allows no such term as "stranger;" makes every man my neighbor. South.

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Neighbor

NEIGHBOR, noun

1. One who lives near another. In large towns, a neighbor is one who lives within a few doors. In the country, a neighbor may live at a greater distance; and in new settlements, where the people are thinly scattered over the country, a neighbor may be distant several miles. Such is the use of the word in the United States.

2. One who lives in familiarity with another; a word of civility.

3. An intimate; a confidant.

4. A fellow being. Acts 7:1.

5. One of the human race; any one that needs our help, or to whom we have an opportunity of doing good.

6. A country that is near.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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