next-door

adjective
\ ˈneks(t)-ˈdȯr How to pronounce next-door (audio) \

Definition of next-door

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: located or living in the next building, house, apartment, or room broadly : nearby, adjacent

next door

adverb

Definition of next door (Entry 2 of 2)

: in or to the next building, house, apartment, or room lives next door broadly : in or at an adjacent place
next door to

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Synonyms & Antonyms for next-door

Synonyms: Adjective

close, close-up, immediate, near, nearby, neighboring, nigh, proximate

Antonyms: Adjective

away, deep, distant, far, faraway, far-off, remote

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Examples of next-door in a Sentence

Adverb

He bought the house next door. I'll be staying in the room next door. Canada is right next door to the U.S.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Adults can now study for their high school equivalency test at the MiraCosta College Community Learning Center, then walk next door to the college’s new testing center to take their exam. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "MiraCosta College offers free high school degree education, testing," 9 Sep. 2019 Skip to main content El Paso police gave first aid to those injured in the shooting at the Sams Club next door. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "Report: El Paso shooter bought weapon from Romania, ammo from Russia," 29 Aug. 2019 It is based next door to IGS and works with the company. The Economist, "New ways to make vertical farming stack up," 29 Aug. 2019 Plans are under way for three more apartments in the attic and a restaurant next door. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "These 6 European Apartments Are Basically Private Design Hotels," 23 Aug. 2019 There were fights at recess, at lunch, at afternoon recess, and then after school in the prairie next door. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Paste-eaters, pukers and bullies, why I hate those back-to-school stories," 15 Aug. 2019 Police said they were initially given multiple possible locations for the shooting, at the Walmart and the Cielo Vista Mall next door. Htv National Desk, Houston Chronicle, "'United our community will heal': 20 dead, 26 injured in Texas shooting," 3 Aug. 2019 But what could have been a simple exploration of agrarian bee-harvesting turns into something bleaker, and more compelling, when another family moves in next door to Hatidze and tries to ramp up production. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Honeyland Makes the Story of a Lonely Beekeeper Feel Epic," 25 July 2019 Officer Carlos Ibarra said Brown ran toward the Fred Meyer next door and was confronted by police officers at the door. oregonlive.com, "Man arrested after going into NE Portland Fred Meyer with a gun, police say," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of next-door

Adjective

1744, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1579, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of next-door was in 1579

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next-door

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of next-door

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: living in the next house, apartment, room, etc.
: next to your or someone else's house, apartment, room, etc.

next door

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of next door (Entry 2 of 2)

: in the next house, apartment, room, etc.
: next to your or someone else's house, apartment, room, etc.
: in a place that is very close to something else

next-door

adjective
\ ˈneks-ˈdȯr\

Kids Definition of next-door

: located in the next building, apartment, or room She is my next-door neighbor.

next door

adverb

Kids Definition of next door

: in or to the nearest building, apartment, or room She lives next door.

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