adjective \ˈnekst\

: coming after this one : coming after the one that just came, happened, etc.

: any other

Full Definition of NEXT

:  immediately adjacent (as in place, rank, or time)
:  any other considered hypothetically <knew it as well as the next man>

Examples of NEXT

  1. I'll see you next Monday.
  2. Next year's party will be even better.
  3. the very next thing that happened
  4. Can I help the next person in line? Who's next?
  5. We could hear people talking in the next room.
  6. At the next set of lights, turn left.
  7. I need the next size up.
  8. The next time we will see each other will be on our wedding day.
  9. Next time, please remember to bring your books to class.
  10. She knew the answer as well as the next person.

Origin of NEXT

Middle English, from Old English nīehst, superl. of nēah nigh — more at nigh
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with NEXT



Definition of NEXT

:  nearest or adjacent to

First Known Use of NEXT

before 12th century



: in the time or place that follows or comes directly after someone or something : after this

: at the first time after this

Full Definition of NEXT

:  in the time, place, or order nearest or immediately succeeding <next we drove home> <the next closest school>
:  on the first occasion to come <when next we meet>

Examples of NEXT

  1. Next, I need to ask you a few questions about your family.

First Known Use of NEXT

14th century



Definition of NEXT

:  one that is next <from one day to the next>

First Known Use of NEXT

15th century


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