Definition of next best
- The shortstop is the best player on the team, and the catcher is the next best player.
- We can't see each other often, but calling each other on the telephone is the next best thing.
: immediately adjacent (as in place, rank, or time)
: any other considered hypothetically
: nearest or adjacent to
: in the time, place, or order nearest or immediately succeeding
: on the first occasion to come
: one that is next
: superlative of good
: excelling all others
: most productive of good : offering or producing the greatest advantage, utility, or satisfaction
: superlative of well
: in the best (see 1best) way : to greatest advantage
: the best (see 1best) state or part
: one that is best
: the greatest degree of good or excellence
: to get the better of : outdo
: had best (see 2best 1)
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