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Definition of next-door

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: located or living in the next building, house, apartment, or room broadly : nearby, adjacent

next door


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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb But could there actually be a Nazi living next door? Sophie Hanson, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 May 2022 But only one part is currently being sourced locally—the fiber for the main body of the sneaker, which Chamatex produces in a separate plant next door to the new factory. Trefor Moss, WSJ, 6 May 2022 And Rutherford Falls actor Michael Greyeyes, showrunner Sierra Teller Ornelas and Universal Television president Erin Underhill will discuss the Peacock comedy about a small town and the Native American reservation next door. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 May 2022 But everything changes when a strange young girl named Eli (Lina Leandersson) moves in next door. Andrew Walsh,, 5 May 2022 But the most dramatic discovery was lurking underneath Ms. Assaf’s own property next door. New York Times, 30 Apr. 2022 So when a neighboring hair salon went out of business during the pandemic, Kravalis thought there might be enough local demand for a wine bar business next door. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Apr. 2022 And, quite coincidentally, Grey was, at the time, living next door to Winona Ryder (whom Depp dated after her). Jason Sheeler,, 21 Apr. 2022 As lawmakers agreed to the deals, the dictograph carried their conversation to the room next door, where a stenographer wrote it all down. Andrew Lanham, The New Republic, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of next-door


1744, in the meaning defined above


1579, in the meaning defined above

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\ ˈneks-ˈdȯr \

Kids Definition of next-door

: located in the next building, apartment, or room She is my next-door neighbor.

next door


Kids Definition of next door

: in or to the nearest building, apartment, or room She lives next door.


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