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neighborhood the part of a town or city in which one lives, or a local area that has particular distinguishing characteristics. [3 definitions]
neighboring situated near or adjacent.
neighborly relating to or characteristic of neighbors; friendly.
neighbour a spelling of "neighbor" used in Canada and Britain. See "neighbor" for more information.
neighbourhood a spelling of "neighborhood" used in Canada and Britain. See "neighborhood" for more information.
neighbourly a spelling of "neighborly" used in Canada and Britain. See "neighborly" for more information.
neither not either (usu. fol. by "nor"). [3 definitions]
neither here nor there irrelevant or immaterial; without significance.
nelson any of several wrestling holds in which the arm is passed under that of the opponent from behind and the hand is pressed against his head, neck, or arm.
Nelson Mandela South African statesman, anti-apartheid activist, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, who was held as a political prisoner for 27 years and became the first democratically elected and first black President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 (b. 1918).
nematode an unsegmented, usu. parasitic worm having an elongated, cylindrical body; roundworm.
nemesis that which one cannot beat, conquer, or succeed at; cause or agent of one's often repeated downfall. [3 definitions]
nemo me impune lacessit (Latin) no one attacks me with impunity (motto of Scotland).
neo- (sometimes cap.) recent; new; later.
Neocene see "tertiary."
neoclassic belonging to or concerning a revival of classical styles, forms, and principles in art, music, literature, or architecture.
neoclassicism (often cap.) the revival of classical Greek forms and motifs in European and American architecture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. [2 definitions]
neocolonialism the use of economic, political, or other means to retain control over former colonies.
Neo-Darwinism a theory of evolution that denies the inheritance of acquired characteristics and asserts that natural selection determines evolution.
neodymium a rare-earth metallic chemical element that has sixty protons in each nucleus and that occurs most frequently as a trivalent ion in salts and minerals, used esp. in coloring high-quality optical glass. (symbol: Nd)
neo-fascism any of various post-World War II political movements or doctrines that are similar in viewpoint to that of fascism.