next-door

1 of 2

adjective

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

next door

2 of 2

adverb

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

Examples of next-door in a Sentence

Adjective a next-door neighbor who is always helpful and friendly 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.
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
Sheehan also starred as a husband and father who opens a daycare center in his home — Julia Louis-Dreyfus was the next-door neighbor — on the 1988-89 NBC sitcom Day by Day, co-created by Gary David Goldberg (Family Ties, Spin City). Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 July 2024 The true identity of nosy next-door neighbor Agatha—played to perfection by Kathryn Hahn—was the big reveal of 2021's WandaVision, even inspiring a meta-jingle that went viral. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 8 July 2024
Adverb
Along with its take-out spot on Elm Street, Essen was also the unofficial kitchen for the Orbit Room, a jazz club located next door. Keith Pandolfi, The Enquirer, 8 July 2024 The frat boys move in next door and quickly start shenanigans on the block with their partying. EW.com, 5 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for next-door 

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1744, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of next-door was in 1579

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Cite this Entry

“Next-door.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/next-door. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

next-door

1 of 2 adjective
: located or living in the next building, house, apartment, or room
next-door neighbors

next door

2 of 2 adverb
: in or to the next building, house, apartment, or room
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