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next to

preposition

Definition of next to

  1. 1 :  immediately following or adjacent to

  2. 2 :  in comparison to <next to you I'm wealthy>



Examples of next to in a sentence

  1. <enjoys living next to the ocean>

  2. <next to the war, the flagging economy was the biggest campaign issue>



14th Century

First Known Use of next to

14th century


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next to

adverb

Definition of next to

  1. :  very nearly :  almost <it was next to impossible to see in the fog>



Examples of next to in a sentence

  1. <bought it for next to nothing>



1667

First Known Use of next to

1667


NEXT TO Defined for Kids

1

next to

preposition

Definition of next to for Students

  1. 1 :  beside 1 <I sat next to my friend.>

  2. 2 :  following right after <I'd say next to chocolate, strawberry ice cream is my favorite.>




2

next to

adverb

Definition of next to for Students

  1. :  very nearly <He ate next to nothing.>





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