next-door

adjective \ ˈneks(t)-ˈdȯr \
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018

Definition of next-door

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

First Known Use of next-door

1744

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next door

adverb

Definition of next door

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

Examples of next door in a Sentence

  1. He bought the house next door.

  2. I'll be staying in the room next door.

  3. Canada is right next door to the U.S.

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First Known Use of next door

1579

in the meaning defined above

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NEXT-DOOR Defined for English Language Learners

next-door

Definition of next-door for English Language Learners

  • : living in the next house, apartment, room, etc.

  • : next to your or someone else's house, apartment, room, etc.


next door

Definition of next door for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

next-door

adjective \ ˈneks-ˈdȯr \

Definition of next-door for Students

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

next door

adverb

Definition of next door for Students

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

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