next door

next door
(The adjective is also spelled next-door.)
1) ADV: ADV after v, be ADV, n ADV If a room or building is next door, it is the next one to the right or left.

I went next door to the bathroom...

She was next door at the time.

...the old lady who lived next door...

The flat next door was empty.

ADJ: ADJ n
Next door is also an adjective.

She wandered back into the next door room... The wires trailed through other parts of the HQ into a next door building.

PHR-PREP
If a room or building is next door to another one, it is the next one to the left or right.

The kitchen is right next door to the dining room.

2) ADV: n ADV The people next door are the people who live in the house or flat to the right or left of yours.

The neighbors thought the family next door had moved.

ADJ: ADJ n
Next door is also an adjective.

Our next door neighbour knocked on the door to say that our car had been stolen.

3) PHRASE If you refer to someone as the boy next door or the girl next door, you mean that they are pleasant and respectable but rather dull.

He was dependable, straightforward, the boy next door...

She was the girl-next-door type.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • 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 — (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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 — 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

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