Meaning of “next door” in the English Dictionary

"next door" in British English

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next dooradverb

uk /ˌnekst ˈdɔːr/ us /ˌnekst ˈdɔːr/

next doornoun [ U ]

uk /ˌnekst ˈdɔːr/ us /ˌnekst ˈdɔːr/ UK informal

next dooradverb, adjective

also next-door uk us

B1 in the next room, house, or building:

A Russian couple have just moved in next door.
Who lives next door to you?
Margot is our next-door neighbour.

More examples

  • David has lived next door to us for years.
  • I live next door to an Asian family.
  • I'm going next door for help.

(Definition of “next door” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"next door" in American English

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next dooradjective, adverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈnekst ˈdɔr/

beside a building, house, apartment, or other place:

next-door neighbors
Danny lived next door to me when we were kids.

(Definition of “next door” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)