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adjective \ˈnekst\

Simple Definition of next

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

  • : any other

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of next

  1. 1 :  immediately adjacent (as in place, rank, or time)

  2. 2 :  any other considered hypothetically <knew it as well as the next man>

Examples of next in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of next

Middle English, from Old English nīehst, superl. of nēah nigh — more at nigh


First Known Use: before 12th century


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next

preposition

Definition of next

  1. :  nearest or adjacent to



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of next

before 12th century


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next

adverb

Simple Definition of next

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

  • : at the first time after this

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of next

  1. 1 :  in the time, place, or order nearest or immediately succeeding <next we drove home> <the next closest school>

  2. 2 :  on the first occasion to come <when next we meet>

Examples of next in a sentence

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



14th Century

First Known Use of next

14th century


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noun

Definition of next

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



15th Century

First Known Use of next

15th century

Rhymes with next



NEXT Defined for Kids

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adjective \ˈnekst\

Definition of next for Students

  1. :  coming just before or after <Turn to the next page.> <But the next morning I put my foot down. — Judy Blume, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing>




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adverb

Definition of next for Students

  1. 1 :  in the nearest place, time, or order following <Do that next.>

  2. 2 :  at the first time after this <I'll tell you more when next we meet.>




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noun

Definition of next for Students

  1. :  a person or thing that immediately follows another person or thing <It's one thing after the next.>





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