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: 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Described as your dorky next door neighbor who grew up to be hot but couldn’t shake being a dork, Daniel is an investigator at Jax’s law firm. Joe Otterson, Variety, 10 Nov. 2021 In her mother’s place, Fitch, 78, brought her younger sister and next door neighbor, Betsy Koegler, 65, and three granddaughters among 15 family members, all too young to have known Smith or the mystery of his disappearance. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Aug. 2021 A few weeks later, his next door neighbor, Ajit Jain, became severely ill. New York Times, 4 June 2021 Lauren Albrigo, 19, lives with her family on the third floor of the building, and Beatty was her next door neighbor. BostonGlobe.com, 26 May 2021 If your next door neighbor is having a pool party, don’t just bring chips. Tim Kohut, BGR, 13 May 2021 His next door neighbor ran a hose over while Cano had his pump replaced and lowered deeper in the well. Brian Melley, Star Tribune, 31 Mar. 2021 Indianapolis mayor Joe Hogsett grew up in Rushville idolizing a basketball-playing, next door neighbor named Jim Callane. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Mar. 2021 This housing market is also south of Richmond, next door to Virginia State University. Andrew Depietro, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/next-door. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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More Definitions for next-door

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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