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next 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 in a Sentence

  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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Synonyms

after, behind, below, following, past;

Near Antonyms

toward (or towards);

Related Words

since;


2

next to

adverb

Definition of next to

: 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

First Known Use of next to

1596

in the meaning defined above

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NEXT TO Defined for Kids

1

next to

preposition

Definition of next to for Students

1 : beside 1
  • I sat next to my friend.
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

: very nearly
  • He ate next to nothing.


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