next to

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1next to

preposition

Definition of NEXT TO

1
:  immediately following or adjacent to
2
:  in comparison to <next to you I'm wealthy>

Examples of NEXT TO

  1. <enjoys living next to the ocean>
  2. <next to the war, the flagging economy was the biggest campaign issue>

First Known Use of NEXT TO

14th century

Related to NEXT TO

Synonyms
about, by, near, around, nigh
Antonyms
afore [chiefly dialect], ahead of, before, ere, of, previous to, prior to, to

2next to

adverb

Definition of NEXT TO

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

Examples of NEXT TO

  1. <bought it for next to nothing>

First Known Use of NEXT TO

1667

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