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[adv. neks-dawr, -dohr, nekst-; adj. neks-dawr, -dohr, nekst-] /adv. ˈnɛksˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr, ˈnɛkst-; adj. 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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  • 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

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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