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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
1475-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was mother, Mrs. Thrifty, our next-door neighbor, and the doctor.

  • Have they not been next-door neighbours from the infancy of the world?

    This Giddy Globe Oliver Herford
  • With no delay Hewitt transferred himself to the next-door offices.

    The Red Triangle Arthur Morrison
  • So we did, first glancing up at the next-door balcony, to see if the parrot was there.

    Peterkin Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • Mrs. Arley he knew, and her motor-car had recently made her a next-door neighbor in spite of the thirty miles between them.

    The Shadow of Life Anne Douglas Sedgwick
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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