[ nekst ]
/ nɛkst /
immediately following in time, order, importance, etc.: the next day; the next person in line.
nearest or adjacent in place or position: the next room.
nearest in relationship or kinship.
in the place, time, importance, etc., nearest or immediately following: We're going to London next. This is my next oldest daughter.
on the first occasion to follow: when next we meet.
adjacent to; nearest: It's in the closet next the blackboard.
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- in an adjacent house, apartment, office, etc.; neighboring.
- in a position of proximity; near to: They are next door to poverty.
get next to (someone), Informal. to get into the favor or good graces of; become a good friend of.
next door to,
- adjacent to: He sat next to his sister.
- almost; nearly: next to impossible.
- aside from: Next to cake, ice cream is my favorite dessert.
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British Dictionary definitions for next door to
/ (nɛkst) /
immediately followingthe next patient to be examined; do it next week
immediately adjoiningthe next room
closest to in degreethe tallest boy next to James; the next-best thing
the next but one the one after the next
at a time or on an occasion immediately to followthe patient to be examined next; next, he started to unscrew the telephone receiver
- adjacent to; at or on one side ofthe house next to ours
- following in degreenext to your mother, who do you love most?
- almostnext to impossible
archaic next to
Word Origin for next
Old English nēhst, superlative of nēah nigh; compare near, neighbour
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Idioms and Phrases with next door to (1 of 2)
next door to
Very close to, as in The old dog was next door to death. This metaphoric expression, alluding to an adjacent house, was first recorded in 1529.
Idioms and Phrases with next door to (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with next
- next door to
- next to
- cleanliness is next to godliness
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