next-door

1 of 2

adjective

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

next door

2 of 2

adverb

: in or to the next building, house, apartment, or room
lives next door
broadly : in or at an adjacent place
Phrases
next door to

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
Adjective
The scope of the complex, which will have by far the two tallest towers in Beverly Hills, marks a departure from years past when the city made a point of keeping its commercial buildings small scale compared with next-door neighbors Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2024 John and Jane’s Manhattan brownstone is spectacular—and too expensive not to arouse the curiosity of their next-door neighbor (Paul Dano). Inkoo Kang, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 Yes, rush-hour commutes are a pain and the next-door neighbors might be too close for comfort. David Martindale, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 31 Jan. 2024 Then, Klenk is selling his business next-door, Air Hospitality, and will create a second restaurant there. Melissa Oyler, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 My balcony lent views to the next-door golf course and guests hanging out on the terrace, plus the marble bathroom had a separate walk-in shower and bathtub (score). Annie Archer, Travel + Leisure, 30 Jan. 2024 But within hours of moving into their three-bedroom house near Myrtle Beach in 2021, the Williamses said their next-door neighbors, a White couple, started scowling at them. Tim Craig, Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2024 The two cities are next-door neighbors, and North Miami also borders Miami Shores. Rebecca San Juan, Miami Herald, 24 Jan. 2024 His next-door Roseville neighbor Tina Ruth said Farkas didn’t shy away from sharing his story. Alex Derosier, Twin Cities, 24 Jan. 2024
Adverb
The energy storage system is connected to SDG&E’s Paradise Substation next door. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Feb. 2024 Tracy Tilley, corporate sales manager at the Holiday Inn across 6th Street, won’t be complaining either, despite the thunderous roar from next door. Melissa Oyler, Charlotte Observer, 12 Feb. 2024 At that time, the golden retriever next door had just died. Matt Keenan, Kansas City Star, 6 Feb. 2024 In the letter, Cejas determined the zoning code allowed for a hypothetical renovation that would add three more floors to 3120 Commodore Plaza, the property next door. Sarah Blaskey, Miami Herald, 5 Feb. 2024 Even the Amoco, a former Speedway immediately next door to the White Rock Lounge, is in transition, with new management as of just a few months ago. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, 4 Feb. 2024 Think of the California Craftsman look of the Disneyland Resort’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa or the Midcentury Modern feel of the Disneyland Hotel next door. Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2024 It’s also conveniently located next door to Home Team BBQ and Mex 1 Coastal Cocina. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 28 Jan. 2024 On March 6, 1970, when none of them were home, a bomb went off next door, killing three of the members of the Weathermen who had helped make it, destroying the house above, and destabilizing many lives. Curbed, 26 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1744, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of next-door was in 1579

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Cite this Entry

“Next-door.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/next-door. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

next-door

1 of 2 adjective
: located or living in the next building, house, apartment, or room
next-door neighbors

next door

2 of 2 adverb
: in or to the next building, house, apartment, or room
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