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

Bertrand told CBS News that someone broke into their storefront by accessing an adjoining door between their escape room and the vacant suite next door. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Burglar breaks into escape room business, calls 911 when he can't get out, owner says," 12 July 2018 Business must be good — a second building is going up next door. Heather Radke, Longreads, "A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing With Your Father," 16 June 2018 That no speed Free Drop Billy drew next door means Justify should have immediate room to maneuver. Dick Jerardi, Philly.com, "Favorable post for Justify at Belmont Stakes in quest for Triple Crown," 5 June 2018 The quality that has defined Comal easily makes the move next door. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Comal Next Door hits all the right notes," 30 May 2018 Heat-seeking devotees line up for hours at a time to sample Howlin’ Ray’s Nashville-style hot fried chicken, and next door LASA offers a powerful multicourse version of Filipino cooking. Lesley Balla, Los Angeles Magazine, "How to Eat Like a Local in L.A.’s Best Dining ‘Hoods," 25 Apr. 2018 In February, Sony Pictures announced the movie would center around two men who lived next door to Tate in the late 1960s. USA TODAY, "Leonardo DiCaprio, Quentin Tarantino crank up hype for movie with Brad Pitt at CinemaCon," 24 Apr. 2018 There's a lot more to explore next door at Szechuan Gourmet, 314 dishes to be exact. Beth Segal, cleveland.com, "Szechuan Gourmet: Hot spot for hot pot and much more in Asiatown (photos)," 20 Apr. 2018 For those looking to grab a bite before seeing a show at Schubas Tavern, Tied House is opening next door Monday. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Tied House opening Monday next door to Schubas," 23 Feb. 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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Phrases Related to next-door

next-door neighbor

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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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