next-door

[adverb neks-dawr, -dohr, nekst-; adjective neks-dawr, -dohr, nekst-]
adverb
  1. 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
  1. being situated or living next-door: next-door neighbors.

Origin of next-door

First recorded in 1475–85
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Examples from the Web for nextdoor

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