from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. To or in the adjacent house, building, apartment, or room.

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  • adv. In an adjacent place.
  • adj. That is in an adjacent place; that is located next door.
  • prep. Next door to.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. at or in or to the adjacent residence


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  • Located in Leicester Place, virtually next door to a fashionably popular ‘adult’ ice-cream parlour, it is notoriously difficult to find, because its facade hardly announces itself with the flamboyance that one has come to associate with large Catholic churches.

    The Templar Revelation

  • We took our place in the line of people filing in and I looked up at the carvings on the temple next door with the All-Seeing Eye of God above each tower, and the five-pointed stars of the priesthood set into the limestone.

    Keep Sweet

  • Our next door neighbor, Annie Potters, often joined the group.

    Kitchen Privileges

  • For my first twenty yearsminus time away at schoolI lived in the same house as, or next door to, my fathers mother, Eleonora, a woman known for her sunny disposition, fondness for prayer, and fabulous abilities in the kitchen.

    The Italian Summer

  • Joey did not snore, nor did MacGregor; at this time just over four years ago he had entered the Bristol Newgate, and not a night since had passed without a symphony of snores, even when he had lain alone with Lizzie Lock, for the snores of the men next door penetrated the sapling wall as if through paper.

    Morgan’s Run

  • So he went next door to Joice the hairdresser—I could hear him neighing through the wall.

    Morgan’s Run

  • My parents have a home next door to the house Mrs. Hopkins was renting.


  • I stood; I heard my friend introduce her as Lisa Renneau, the night salesgirl at his eyeglass store, which was next door to the restaurant.


  • While Richard went down to the Council House and made such a nuisance of himself to various Corporation slugs that the honey-sledges actually arrived en masse to empty the privy vault, rinse it several times, and then tip the result of all this activity into the Froom at the Key Head right next door to the fish markets.

    Morgan’s Run

  • “Mr. Charles,” Grissom said, “did you loan a chain saw to your next door neighbor, Mr. Pierce?”

    Sin City


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