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

Feldmann gave his own analysis of the geostationary spacecraft managed by his colleagues next door. Andrew Blum, WIRED, "Inside the Room Where They Control the Weather Satellites," 25 June 2019 And this: Last July 4 weekend, a Logan Square Airbnb rental was used for a house party that ended in gunfire, with two partygoers shot and bullets grazing the homes next door. Cindy Dampier, chicagotribune.com, "Broken windows, shootings, bathroom lock-ins. How to prevent someone from hosting an all-night rager in your Airbnb," 21 June 2019 Retirees met for quiet, early lunches, and workers from the small businesses next door popped in for a snack after their smoke break. Tejal Rao, New York Times, "The Art of Banh Cuon, Vietnamese Rice Rolls," 20 June 2019 But her whole world changes when a handsome boy named Oily moves next door. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "15+ Young Adult Audiobooks For When You Want To Give Music a Break," 18 June 2019 Central government offices next door to the legislature were closed Thursday and Friday, according to a statement. James Griffiths, CNN, "Hong Kong protests: Two people in serious condition as legislature on lock down," 12 June 2019 Customarily, the chiefs of those departments will send men and machines to Lawrence, then backfill their resources from departments next door. Nathaniel Penn, Popular Mechanics, "The Day the Town Blew Up," 3 June 2019 Averell had sold our father two acres of beachfront property next door to his in 1954. Wendy Goodman, ELLE Decor, "Averell Harriman’s Legendary Long Island Home Sparked One Editor's Lifelong Love of Design," 22 May 2019 On the other end of the culinary spectrum are the traditional cuts at New Sheridan Hotel ’s Chop House, which, like its classic bar next door, dates to 1895. Alex Bhattacharji, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Telluride Keeps Being Named the Best U.S. Ski Town," 5 Dec. 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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