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

That last part was likely a reference to the sizable crowd (easily eclipsing his own) gathering for the upcoming Sublime with Rome show next door at the Grandview stage. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: At KAABOO, ex-Killer Dave Keuning plays from the heart in his biggest hometown solo show yet," 15 Sep. 2019 Accordingly, the award allowed him to set up shop at CAS’s genetics institute, which was next door to the zoology institute. Jeffrey Mervis, Science | AAAS, "When Europeans do science in China," 11 Sep. 2019 The next two were reported the morning of Aug. 12, at Pupuseria Beltran and La Chiquitibum Ice Cream, which are next door to each other in the 1500 block of South Belt Line Road. Dallas News, "Dallas police need help identifying trio suspected in 6 business burglaries in Rylie area," 27 Aug. 2019 According to Private Eye, via a BuzzFeed reporter on Twitter, the list of rules for living next door to the royals was completely fabricated. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's List of Demands for Frogmore Neighbors Was a "Spoof"," 12 Aug. 2019 The kids who live next door to me are huge Angels fans. Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers Dugout: The hidden cost of the TV deal," 9 Aug. 2019 Marty Neff, 64, a retiree who lives next door to the apartment Legan had rented, said Legan waved to him a few times as the young man walked to the lake at the end of the street. Erin Allday, SFChronicle.com, "Search of Gilroy gunman’s home finds items suggesting massive attack was planned," 30 July 2019 One man died at the gas station, which is next door to a Broward Sheriff’s Office substation, Kane said. Tonya Alanez, sun-sentinel.com, "Two dead, two hospitalized in Pembroke Park shooting," 24 July 2019 It’s next door to the OC Promenade building, which houses culinary arts, and is partially obscured by the growing number of food stands selling hot dogs, chili cheese fries, kung pao chicken and deep-fried Snickers on a stick. Richard Chang, Daily Pilot, "Get yer fresh, hot art at the OC Fair," 18 July 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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