neighborly

Definitions

  • The neighbor's tabby cat asking for food
    The neighbor's tabby cat asking for food
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj neighborly exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor
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A MEETING OF NEIGHBORS A MEETING OF NEIGHBORS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Florida failure to tell your neighbor his house is on fire is illegal.
    • a Neighborly Appropriate to the relation of neighbors; having frequent or familiar intercourse; kind; civil; social; friendly. "Judge if this be neighborly dealing."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the pilot episode of Seinfeld (then called The Seinfeld Chronicles) , Kessler was the last name of the neighbor who would later become known as Kramer.
    • neighborly Becoming a neighbor; kind; considerate: as, a neighborly attention.
    • neighborly Cultivating familiar intercourse; interchanging visits; social: as, the people of the place are very neighborly.
    • neighborly Synonyms Obliging, attentive, friendly.
    • neighborly In the manner of a neighbor; with social attention and kindliness.
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Quotations

  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “A good lawyer is a bad neighbor.”
  • Frederick Farrar
    Frederick Farrar
    “One's liberty should end when it becomes the curse of his neighbor.”
  • Arabian Proverb
    Arabian Proverb
    “Lying and stealing are next door neighbors.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. [Roman 13:9]”
  • Jane Austen
    Jane%20Austen
    “For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?”
  • Louise Beal
    Louise Beal
    “Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Also written neighbourly,

Usage

In literature:

Crafty and unscrupulous, the grand dukes of Moscow were feared by their neighbors.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
He ought not to please himself, but every man to please his neighbor.
"Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor" by Various
At least, it seems that way to his friends and neighbors.
"Mother West Wind "How" Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
Their neighbors, the Count and Countess Hubert de Breville, bore one of the most ancient and noble names in Normandy.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
And during that time he had advised thousands of his neighbors.
"The Tale of Daddy Longlegs" by Arthur Scott Bailey
She sat there with her shawl drawn over her head, as one by one the neighbors went inside.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
Alice and I have always thought much of our neighbors.
"The House" by Eugene Field
You're very quiet neighbors.
"Mary Rose of Mifflin" by Frances R. Sterrett
A woman does not misconduct herself because her neighbor has a lover.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
A neighbor came to our house in the night, neighbor went to neighbor and so the news traveled.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
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In poetry:

DEAR friends, we are strangers; we never before
Have suspected what love to each other we bore;
But each of us all to his neighbor is dear,
Whose heart has a throb for our time-honored pier.
"For The Centennial Dinner" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The father rocked his child, till her eyes closed in slumber;
Thought he to himself, I'll go over across the way,
And see a neighbor friend; he'll be there this evening,
And I must see him before he goes away.
"Lost and Found" by Julia A Moore
Things looked rather new, though, when this old house was built;
And things that blossomed you would've made some women wilt;
And every other day, then, as sure as day would break,
My neighbor Ager come this way, invitin' me to "shake."
"Out Of The Old House, Nancy" by William McKendree Carleton
"I once formed part of a lovely bay;
The sun shone out, and I turned to spray,
And rose aloft on the ambient air,
To the regions high where all is rare;
Then I mingled with my old friends again,
Who were my neighbors in the haunts of men.
"The Frost On The Window" by Joseph Horatio Chant
And day after day went by us, so han'some and so bright,
And never a drop of water came near us, day or night;
And what with the neighbors' grumblin', and what with my daily loss,
I must own that somehow or other I was gettin' mighty cross.
"Out O’ The Fire" by William McKendree Carleton
He vexed no quiet neighbor,—no useless conquest made,
But by the laws of pleasure,—his peaceful realm he swayed.
And in the years he reigned,—through all this country wide,
There was no cause for weeping,—save when the good man died.
"The King Of Brentford" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Man sets neighbor's house on fire in backhoe accident.
In Marin County, the Belvedere City Council will meet tonight to hear a request from the neighboring town of Tiburon to help pay for security cameras in the area.
My neighbors in the trailer court are getting on my nerves.
Johnny and Juanita Parke were our neighbors growing up and my parents also leased property from them for several years.
Here in culturally rich New Orleans we easily forget about our artsy neighbors to the east.
These are the sounds of good neighbors.
Neighbors complain bitterly to selectmen regarding health problems from town wind turbine.
Police say he lured a teenaged neighbor into a house back on September 23.
Last week's charity concert by the Texas Tenors is an example of how people of La Cañada Flintridge can put their neighbors first while having a good time.
Do you know what to do to help you, your family, your neighbor, community, etc.
Whole Foods Market is pleased to announce a complimentary shuttle service for its new neighbors in the Charlestown and North End communities.
Neighbors and friends of Jeanice McMillan share memories of meeting, raising children together and helping one other in times of need.
Neighbor vs neighbor on bike lane plan.
NEIGHBOR DISPUTE, GLEN PARK: A resident reported at 7:06 pm Nov 3 that his neighbor had broken his front door from banging on it so hard.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is once again gearing up for its annual Christmas food and gift program, the Manger Mall, this year scheduled for Dec 15.
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In science:

The left neighbor of an even s is s − 1, we use φC (s) to denote its right neighbor; the right neighbor of an odd s is s + 1, and we use φC (s) to denote its left neighbor.
Paths Beyond Local Search: A Nearly Tight Bound for Randomized Fixed-Point Computation
In this annealed construction, at every time step, each node has a random neighbor with probability p; Ai,r(i)=1 if node i has a random neighbor, Ai,r(i)=0 otherwise.
Diffusion Processes on Small-World Networks with Distance-Dependent Random-Links
It is compared with the scaling nearest neighbor distribution of random walkers in the IRW and the CRW, and the scaled nearest neighbor distribution of eigenvalues of the circular orthogonal ensemble, which we also obtained from simulation of these systems.
Statistical Behavior Of Domain Systems
With this study we wish to know if the similitude between these systems goes beyond the nearest neighbor distribution, or if it is simple a coincidence that the nearest neighbor distribution is the same for all systems.
Statistical Behavior Of Domain Systems
Neighboring occupied lattice sites reflect neighboring monomers in the chains.
Modelling diffusional transport in the interphase cell nucleus
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