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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

next to Synonyms

Synonyms
about, by, near, around, nigh
Antonyms
afore [chiefly dialect], ahead of, before, ere, of, previous to, prior to, to
Related Words
alongside, beside; across, along, at; circa; toward (or towards)
Near Antonyms
toward (or towards)

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


NEXT TO Defined for Kids

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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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