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Meaning of NEXT

Pronunciation:  nekst

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  at the time or occasion immediately following; "next the doctor examined his back"
  2. [adj]  immediately following in time or order; "the following day"; "next in line"; "the next president"; "the next item on the list"
  3. [adj]  nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space; "had adjacent rooms"; "in the next room"; "the person sitting next to me"; "our rooms were side by side"
  4. [adj]  (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving; "our next president"

NEXT is a 4 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: adjacent, close, following, future(a), incoming, side by side(p), succeeding(a)



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Next\ (n[e^]kst), a., superl. of {Nigh}. [AS. n[=e]hst,
    ni['e]hst, n[=y]hst, superl. of ne['a]h nigh. See {Nigh}.]
    1. Nearest in place; having no similar object intervening.
             Her princely guest Was next her side; in order sat
             the rest.                             --Dryden.
             Fear followed me so hard, that I fled the next way.
    2. Nearest in time; as, the next day or hour.
    3. Adjoining in a series; immediately preceding or following
       in order.
             None could tell whose turn should be the next.
    4. Nearest in degree, quality, rank, right, or relation; as,
       the next heir was an infant.
             The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next
             kinsmen.                              --Ruth ii. 20.
    Note: Next is usually followed by to before an object, but to
          is sometimes omitted. In such cases next in considered
          by many grammarians as a preposition.
    {Next friend} (Law), one who represents an infant, a married
       woman, or any person who can not appear sui juris, in a
       suit at law.
  2. \Next\, adv.
    In the time, place, or order nearest or immediately
    suceeding; as, this man follows next.
Thesaurus Terms
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