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

In the magnificent room next door, a sixteenth-century pope once came to meet with his family. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Inside the Private World of Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli," 3 Mar. 2019 Also clueless: Stan (Noah Emmerich), the FBI agent who moves in next door. Trenesha N Striggles, azcentral, "Here's the shows you should binge-watch while it's hot outside," 27 June 2018 Juniper on Main The little white house next door to Woody’s Library in downtown Carmel looks to be a restaurant in the works. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "18 new restaurants in Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield and Indianapolis' north side," 27 June 2018 Old soul hits were playing from speakers as people spending the day at the next door co-working space Impact Hub came to purchase coffee drinks. Otis R. Taylor Jr., San Francisco Chronicle, "Oakland coffee roaster brews inclusivity," 28 May 2018 Although DeVries explained that the complex Philbin owns is not connected with the one next door, many residents had a difficult time separating them. Karen Pearlman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Lemon Grove says no to property upgrades," 23 May 2018 The 'Burbs: Tom Hanks stars as an average guy loving life in his suburban paradise until a strange couple moves in next door. Chris Ball, cleveland.com, "Margot Robbie in 'I, Tonya,' now on DVD and Blu-ray (review)," 25 Mar. 2018 Indeed, President Putin is happy to keep this administration wringing its hands while Iran moves in next door to Israel. Herb Jackson, USA TODAY, "Netanyahu praises President Trump's pledge to counter Iran aggression in Syria," 6 Mar. 2018 The Constitution office is located on Alabama Street, next door to the Ladies’ Entrance of the United States Hotel, first floor. Pete Corson, ajc, "Photos: Former Atlanta Constitution and Journal buildings," 14 June 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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