[adverb neks-dawr, -dohr, nekst-; adjective neks-dawr, -dohr, nekst-]
- 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
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Related Words for next doorneighboring, immediate, warm, adjoining, adjacent, nearby, bordering, contiguous, accessible, available, handy, burning, touching, ready, close, abutting, nigh, near, edging, skirting
- at, in, or to the adjacent house, flat, building, etcwe live next door to the dentist; the next-door house
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