next-door

[adverb neks-dawr, -dohr, nekst-; adjective neks-dawr, -dohr, nekst-]
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adverb

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.

adjective

being situated or living next-door: next-door neighbors.

Origin of next-door

First recorded in 1475–85
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Historical Examples of nextdoor

  • Before sitting down he peered through a chink up at the nextdoor windows.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce


Word Origin and History for nextdoor

next-door

adv.

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