next-door

adjective
\ˈneks(t)-ˈdȯr \

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

Jordan’s stability also is a concern for Israel next door. Felicia Schwartz, WSJ, "Jordan Scrambles to Recoup Funds for Palestinians Lost to U.S. Cuts," 19 Sep. 2018 A month and a half after the crash, Dana DeKalb wades through knee-high prairie grass to reach the house next door. Lauren Smiley, Glamour, "Two White Moms. Six Black Kids. One Unthinkable Tragedy. A Look Inside the ‘Perfect’ Hart Family," 6 Sep. 2018 So perhaps all Illinois homeowners, even those who aren’t billionaires and can’t buy mansions next door, should follow the Pritzker model. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "For Mayor Globe-trotter, it's the money that matters," 13 July 2018 Fire officials have said the March 26, 2014, fire at 298 Beacon St., which killed Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy, was started by sparks from welders working on an iron handrail in a building next door. Marek Mazurek, BostonGlobe.com, "Late Boston firefighters’ families urge tough fire laws," 12 July 2018 Melodies from a Marine Corps jazz ensemble could be heard coming from the room next door. Brian Bennett, Time, "How President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Change the U.S.," 10 July 2018 Last year, the authority struck a 25-year, $110 million sponsorship agreement with Salesforce, the tech firm that is headquartered in its new tower next door. John King, SFChronicle.com, "S.F.’s long-awaited Salesforce Transit Center sets opening date for Aug. 12," 10 July 2018 The fire’s spread was stopped at about 100 acres (40.5 hectares) in a neighborhood where some houses were in ruins while homes next door were intact. Washington Post, "Wildfires rage through California amid heat rage," 8 July 2018 Houston police say an intoxicated man fired his gun about 2 a.m. Sunday inside a duplex on Colby near Canal, with the bullet passing through the wall and striking a neighbor next door. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Drunken Houston man allegedly fires shot through wall, wounding neighbor," 8 July 2018

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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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