skinned person; Negrito, Papuan, Melanesian, Australian aborigine; Ethiopian, Moor, Bantu, Sudanese, Hottentot; Senegambian, Mandingo, Krooman, Pygmy, Zulu, Ibo, Nubian; Afro-American, Afro-European, Afro-Asiatic; colored man, man of color, Inf. gentleman of color, Inf. colored; negress, colored woman.
-adj. 2. Negroid, black, black or brown-skinned.
neigh, v. whinny, bray; bleat, blat, baa; cry, wail, call.
neighbor, n. 1. person next door, borderer, abutter, adjoining property owner, nearby dweller; fellow villager, fellow townsperson, fellow citizen, fellow man; acquaintance, associate, friend.
-v. 2. impinge, touch, meet, verge upon, abut, adjoin, join up to, back up to, border on, border, connect.
neighborhood, n. 1. vicinity, environs, precinct, quarter, part, parts, locale; district, locality, confines, area, region, community, environment, suburbs, outskirts, surrounding parts; Inf neck of the woods, Inf. haunts, Inf. stamping grounds.
2. nearness, closeness, proximity, approximation, propinquity; approach, near approach, convergence.
3. in the neighborhood of approximately, nearly, around, about, almost; bordering on, nigh on to, close to, just about, a figure close to.
neighboring, adj. abutting, adjoining, adjacent, contiguous, touching, juxtapositional; bordering, bordering on, verging on, connecting, next, backing up to; close, near, nearest, very near, at hand, close at hand, near at hand; proximal, proximate, verging on, around, surrounding, circumjacent; nigh, nigh to, nearby, in proximity to; vicinal, in the general vicinity, not far away.
neighborly, adj. 1. friendly, Inf. chummy, amiable, affable, agreeable, cordial, amicable; sociable, gregarious, convivial, companionable; familiar, accessible, intimate, close, near, Inf. cozy, homey, informal.
2. warm-hearted, generous, sharing, hospitable; kind, kindly, well-disposed, kindly-disposed, considerate, helpful; brotherly, sisterly, thoughtful, obliging, solicitous, attentive; gracious, courteous, polite, civil; peaceful, harmonious, unhostile, easy to get along with.
neither, conj. 1. not either, neither one, not either one.
2. nor, nor yet, no more. -adj. 3. not either, not the one or the other. -pron. 4. not either, not one person or the other, not one thing or the other.
nemesis, n. 1. requital, just deserts, just due, retribution, punishment; retaliation, vindication, revenge, vengeance.
2. downfall, ruin, destruction, undoing, Waterloo, defeat, vanquishment.
neologism, n. 1. neology, neoterism, new word, new term, new phrase, new expression, coinage; made-up word, fabricated word, invented word; blend, portmanteau word; nonce word.
2. new doctrine, new interpretation, new version, new translation.
neology, n. neologism, neoterism, new word. See - neologism (defs. 1, 2).
neophyte, n. 1. convert, proselyte.
2. beginner, abecedarian, tyro, novice, novitiate, amateur, catechumen, tenderfoot, SI. greenhorn, fledgling, cub; recruit, raw recruit, rookie, freshman, pledge, initiate; newcomer, new member, entrant; learner, student, pupil, protdgd, disciple; intern, student teacher, apprentice, journeyman, trainee, probationer.