Definition of neighboring in English:


(British neighbouring)


  • Next to or very near another place; adjacent.

    ‘a couple at a neighboring table’
    ‘neighboring countries’
    • ‘He was the first to introduce water and sewage for a city of that size and provided electricity to neighboring farms.’
    • ‘In Austria and neighboring regions, glassmaking enjoyed royal patronage and the Venetian style was introduced with royal support.’
    • ‘To successfully collect seeds and grow seedlings you must locate fruiting females with several neighboring males.’
    • ‘An ethnic group within the state then demands to be united with its kith and kin in a neighboring state.’
    • ‘The Belgian haven has helped pressure neighboring countries into rolling back their taxes.’
    • ‘The author witnessed several tragedies, including one small-scale massacre by a neighboring population.’
    • ‘Prune as needed to keep the exuberant foliage from casting unwanted shade on neighboring plants.’
    • ‘Yet he does not make any effort to make people in neighboring countries understand his actions.’
    • ‘The neighboring elevator was down by the lobby, unmoving.’
    • ‘His family had forced him to get engaged to a girl in the neighboring village, whom they had singled out.’
    • ‘Like amoebas, the hotel chains expand until they collide and fight with neighboring rivals.’
    • ‘One town will try to outdo their neighboring town in order to steal away their sales taxes.’
    • ‘During this time, the distances between neighboring islands were probably reduced to 30-90 km.’
    • ‘Rangoon currently bans the import of 15 product items from neighboring countries.’
    • ‘The mean annual survival rates of female turkeys in Connecticut were similar to rates reported in neighboring states.’
    • ‘My research takes place in my own study or in the libraries of neighboring research institutions.’
    • ‘Imagine what would happen if those small villages of 20 to 50 households are allowed to federate, or join with neighboring villages.’
    • ‘With this technique, the rate at which a site experiences change can be modified by substitutions at neighboring sites.’
    • ‘Spraying water on surrounding areas to prevent the flames from jumping the perimeters of the plant saved the neighboring buildings.’
    • ‘Flocks were never observed crossing into neighboring woodlots.’