Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NEIGHBORS

He repulsed the advances of neighbors, and became what Robert called him—a miser.

He had bought the wonderful beasts, greatly envied by all his neighbors.

During Tuesday the body was viewed by the tenants on the estate, the neighbors and friends.

In a land of healing miracles, neighbors must not suffer and die unattended.

Calvert and I have been helping our neighbors to get in the harvest.

Here's another of the neighbors who wants to see how you look.

Better than we can do, our neighbors send us, and we must send our own best in return.

Possibly it may disturb your neighbors; but you do not ask them to hear it.

I happen to remember that it was a season of cruel hardship to many of our neighbors.

A statesman who shakes the fruit trees of his neighbors —to dislodge the worms.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English neahgebur (West Saxon), nehebur (Anglian) "neighbor," from neah "near" (see nigh) + gebur "dweller," related to bur "dwelling" (see bower). Common Germanic compound (cf. Old Saxon nabur, Middle Dutch naghebuur, Dutch (na)bur, Old High German nahgibur, Middle High German nachgebur, German Nachbar). Good neighbor policy attested by 1937, but good neighbor with reference to U.S. policy toward Latin America was used by 1928 by Herbert Hoover.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.