neighbor

The Correct spelling is: neighbor

Common misspellings of the word neighbor are:

How do you spell neighbor?. It is not eighbor or enighbor or nabor or nebor or neghbor or negihbor or neibor or neigbhor or neigbor or neighbo or neighbr or neighbro or neighobr or neighor or neihbor or neihgbor or niebuhr or nieghbor or even nighbor for that matter!

  • n.
    1. One who lives near or next to another.
    2. A person, place, or thing adjacent to or located near another.
    3. A fellow human.
    4. Used as a form of familiar address.

    v., -bored, -bor·ing, -bors.

    v.tr.

    To lie close to or border directly on.

    v.intr.

    To live or be situated close by.

    adj.

    Situated or living near another: a neighbor state.

    [Middle English neighebor, from Old English nēahgebūr : nēah, near + gebūr, dweller.]

    WORD HISTORY   Loving one's neighbor as oneself would be much easier, or perhaps much more difficult, if the word neighbor had kept to its etymological meaning. The source of our word, the assumed West Germanic form *nāhgabÅ«r, was a compound of the words *nÄ“hwiz, “near,” and *bÅ«ram, “dweller, especially a farmer.” A neighbor, then, was a near dweller. NÄ“ahgebÅ«r, the Old English descendant of this West Germanic word, and its descendant in Middle English, neighebor, and our Modern English neighbor have all retained the literal notion, even though one can now have many neighbors whom one does not know, a situation that would have been highly unlikely in earlier times. The extension of this word to mean “fellow” is probably attributable to the Christian concern with the treatment of one's fellow humans, as in the passage in Matthew 19:19 that urges love of one's neighbor.


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