Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "neighborly" []

  • Having or exhibiting the qualities of a friendly neighbor. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "neighborly" in a sentence
  • "It seems the perfect excuse to exchange pleasantries and engage in neighborly chit-chat not found in the basic Spanish section of your favorite tourist guide."
  • "I’d think that such a concept would catch on better in urban, as opposed to suburban areas, but perhaps I’m underestimating suburbia … Interestingly, Uhl never mentions organics or permaculture, but I’d think these concepts would almost naturally spring from such relationships: how neighborly is it to throw chemicals on a shared plot of land …"
  • "Often described as neighborly, his work allows the interplay of humans by walking across a bridge or by gathering within a structure or a site (such as the plaza in New York City's Battery Park)."