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next-door

[adv. neks-dawr, -dohr, nekst-; adj. neks-dawr, -dohr, nekst-] /adv. ˈnɛksˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr, ˈnɛkst-; adj. ˈnɛksˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr, ˈnɛkst-/
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
2.
being situated or living next-door:
next-door neighbors.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85
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Examples from the web for next-door
  • My next-door neighbor was a surgeon, and the fellow across the street was a stock broker, years ago.
  • The two companies, virtually next-door neighbors, already know each other well.
  • It's close in that it's our next-door neighbor and shares a long border with our country.
  • The next-door neighbor complained about the look of the solar panels and made numerous requests to remove them.
  • Dozens of houses in the next-door village were ruined beyond repair.
  • We could, however, hear our next-door neighbors and voices in the hallways.
  • Exterior gathering spots might include the next-door neighbor's driveway or a nearby street corner.
  • So, if your next-door neighbor treats his home for termites, your house does not automatically need to be treated.
Word Origin and History for 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
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