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[adverb neks-dawr, -dohr, nekst-; adjective neks-dawr, -dohr, nekst-] /adverb ˈnɛksˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr, ˈnɛkst-; adjective ˈnɛksˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr, ˈnɛkst-/
Also, next door. to, at, or in the next house on the street, especially if it is very close by, or the adjacent apartment, office, room, or the like:
Go next-door and get your sister. Your sister is next-door. Her brother lives next-door.
being situated or living next-door:
next-door neighbors.
Origin of next-door
First recorded in 1475-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It's our next-door neighbor here--your son bought the house from him.

    The Dramatic Values in Plautus Wilton Wallace Blancke
  • Nantucket and Cape Cod are next-door neighbors, as you might say!

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • For imagine the Thebans, your own sworn foes and next-door neighbours, masters of Hellas!

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • For Garrison had fallen in love with his next-door neighbor, Sue Desha.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • The next-door pussy was sunning herself in the Wrights' yard.

    The Goody-Naughty Book Sarah Cory Rippey
Word Origin and History for next-door

also nextdoor, 1570s, from noun phrase next door "nearest house" (late 15c.), from next + door. Noun meaning "the people living next door" is from 1855.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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