An example of next used as a noun is in the sentence, "He's the next in line," which means that he is following in line.
The next room.
An example of next used as an adjective is in the phrase "next week," which means the week following this one.
Next week; the next item on the list.
An example of next used as an adverb is the phrase "when we next meet," which means the time that we meet again after this one.
The party is next Tuesday; that is, not this Tuesday, but nine days from now.
The next will be better.
Reading this book next; our next oldest child.
When next we meet.
They live in the next closest house.
It's the next best thing to ice cream.
Next, we stripped off the old paint.
Next week would be a good time to meet.
I'll know better next time.
Financial panic, earthquakes, oil spills, riots. What comes next?
When we next meet, you'll be married.
Next, please, don't hold up the queue!
When next I write.
Sit next the tree.
The next week is full.
- Adjacent to:.The car next to hers.
- Following in order or degree:.Next to skiing, she likes hiking.
- Almost; practically:.Next to impossible.
- To ingratiate oneself with; become friendly or intimate with.
- In, at, or to the next house, building, etc. (adjacent to).
- Almost; nearly.
- Beside; adjacent to.
- Following in order of preference.next to eating, he likes jogging best.
Origin of next
- Middle English nexte from Old English nīehsta, nēhst superlative of nēah near
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition