next-door (adv.) also nextdoor, 1570s, from noun phrase next door "nearest house" (late 15c.), from NEXT (Cf. next) + DOOR (Cf. door). Noun meaning "the people living next door" is from 1855.

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  • next door — next door1 adv 1.) in the house, room etc next to yours or someone else s ▪ the boy next door ▪ Her office is just next door. 2.) next door to sth next to another building, room etc ▪ They live next door to the fish and chip shop. next door 2… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Next Door — may refer to: Next Door (1975 film), a short film adaptation of a story by Kurt Vonnegut (see below) Next Door (1994 film), an American black comedy TV movie Next Door (2005 film) (Naboer), a Norwegian psychological thriller Next Door (EP), an EP …   Wikipedia

  • next door — adjective, adverb * in the building, room, or position next to yours, or next to another: My best friend from school lives next door. John came in from the office next door. next door to: The restaurant is next door to the bank. the boy/girl next …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Next door to — Door Door, n. [OE. dore, dure, AS. duru; akin to OS. dura, dor, D. deur, OHG. turi, door, tor gate, G. th[ u]r, thor, Icel. dyrr, Dan. d[ o]r, Sw. d[ o]rr, Goth. daur, Lith. durys, Russ. dvere, Olr. dorus, L. fores, Gr. ?; cf. Skr. dur, dv[=a]ra …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • next-door — adj [only before noun] 1.) next door neighbour the person who lives in the house or apartment next to yours 2.) next door apartment/office etc the apartment etc that is next to yours …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • next-door — next ,door adjective only before noun 1. ) the next door apartment, garden, office, etc. is the one next to yours 2. ) your next door neighbor lives in the house next to yours …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • next door — ► ADVERB & ADJECTIVE ▪ in or to the next house or room. ● next door to Cf. ↑next door to …   English terms dictionary

  • next door to — ► next door to 1) in the next house or room to. 2) almost. Main Entry: ↑next door …   English terms dictionary

  • Next Door (EP) — Next Door EP by Boy Recorded 1983 Genre Rock Label RadioActive Records …   Wikipedia

  • next-door — [nekst′dôr′, neks′dôr′] adj. in or at the next house, building, etc …   English World dictionary

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