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

Antonyms: Adjective

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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 Six flavors of chocolate sauce and gift baskets are also available in the store, which is located next door to Nothing Bundt Cakes, at 335 N. Carroll Ave. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "Dallas retailer’s tiny cookies land in Southlake just in time for the holidays," 18 Nov. 2020 The Capri has help raising its capital from mostly private stakeholders through its nonprofit owner, the 60-year-old Plymouth Christian Youth Center, next door. Dee Depass, Star Tribune, "Resurgent W. Broadway boasts $125 million in projects in north Minneapolis," 15 Nov. 2020 Then the couple expanded next door, adding a private-dining section, fruit shakes, desserts and modernized entrees, such as lomo saltado with yellow-pepper risotto ($17). Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Encore! Bravo Peruvian Cuisine opening second kitchen in Coral Springs," 13 Nov. 2020 Before heading to the theater, attendees will have to pick up a voucher next door from the Phoenix Film Festival's Ticket Center located just east of the theater next to AZ Kebab House restaurant. Elizabeth Montgomery, The Arizona Republic, "Phoenix Film Festival 2020 is back on after being delayed by COVID-19. Here's your guide," 11 Nov. 2020 The victim was found at the Shell service station next door. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Gunfire outside 2 Messer Airport Highway businesses sends 1 to the hospital," 11 Nov. 2020 One big factor was a 2016 grand jury report that accused McElhaney of breaking state and city ethics rules by interfering with approvals for five townhouses next door to her West Oakland home. Sarah Ravani, SFChronicle.com, "In upset, Oakland’s Moms 4 Housing activist beats incumbent for city council seat," 9 Nov. 2020 The cottages were used as residences up until the 1970s when they were purchased by Heimburge, the owner of the hotel next door. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Plans being made for La Jolla site after fire extensively damages 126-year-old cottage," 8 Nov. 2020 The special use would cover the original church and a two-story addition next door. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, "Health care provider seeks location in Aurora church," 6 Nov. 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/next-door. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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next-door

adjective
How to pronounce next door (audio)

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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