Next meaning

nĕkst
Next means the one immediately following.

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.

noun
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Nearest in space or position; adjacent.

The next room.

adjective
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The definition of next is just before or after.

An example of next used as an adjective is in the phrase "next week," which means the week following this one.

adjective
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Immediately following, as in time, order, or sequence.

Next week; the next item on the list.

adjective
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Next is defined as in the space immediately before or after.

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.

adverb
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Closest to seven days (one week) in the future.

The party is next Tuesday; that is, not this Tuesday, but nine days from now.

determiner
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The next person or thing.

The next will be better.

noun
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In the time, order, or place nearest or immediately following.

Reading this book next; our next oldest child.

adverb
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On the first subsequent occasion.

When next we meet.

adverb
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In the time, place, degree, or rank nearest, or immediately preceding or following.
adverb
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The unwanted coupling of energy between two circuits or channels occurring at the near end of the link, that is, at the end closest to the point of signal origin. Since at that point the outgoing downstream signal is at maximum strength and the incoming upstream signal is at minimum strength, the signals can couple quite easily if the attenuation-to-crosstalk ratio (ACR) is not maintained at acceptable levels. NEXT is a particularly significant issue at the network side of the connection for V.90 modems and ADSL services, as the pair count of the cables is quite high at the central office (CO) and, therefore, there are many opportunities for co-channel interference. However, ACR can be managed much more effectively at the edge of the telco network than at the customer premises. Far-end crosstalk (FEXT) occurs at the far end of the link. It is in consideration of the phenomenon of crosstalk and the differences between NEXT and FEXT, that V.90 modems and most DSL services are asymmetric, with the higher frequencies on the downstream side (i.e., from the edge of the telco network to the customer premises) in support of greater bandwidth in that direction. See also ADSL, asymmetric, bandwidth, channel, circuit, CO, crosstalk, downstream, frequency, interference, link, FEXT, signal, upstream, and V.90.
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(closest to seven days ahead): last, this.
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In a time, place or sequence closest or following.

They live in the next closest house.

It's the next best thing to ice cream.

Next, we stripped off the old paint.

adverb
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The one immediately following the current or most recent one.

Next week would be a good time to meet.

I'll know better next time.

determiner
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On the first subsequent occasion,

Financial panic, earthquakes, oil spills, riots. What comes next?

When we next meet, you'll be married.

adverb
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On the side of; next to.
preposition
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The one that follows after this one.

Next, please, don't hold up the queue!

noun
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On the first subsequent occasion.

When next I write.

adverb
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Just before or after in time, space, degree, or rank; nearest; immediately preceding or following.
adjective
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Beside; nearest to.

Sit next the tree.

preposition
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The one immediately following.
noun
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One whose turn is next, as in being served.
noun
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Being closer to the present location than all other items.
adjective
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Nearest following (of date, time, space or order).

The next week is full.

adjective
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(1) A computer company that became a software company and then merged into Apple. NeXT Computer was founded in Redwood City, California, in 1985 by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. In 1988, NeXT introduced a high-resolution workstation housed in a black cube that used the Motorola 68K CPU and ran under the NeXTSTEP operating system.The computer was discontinued in 1993, at which time NexT became NeXT Software and focused on OpenStep, the object-oriented development environment of NeXTSTEP, which was made available on x86, Sun and HP machines. In 1996, NeXT Software was acquired by Apple and Steve Jobs returned to the company he helped create (see Apple).
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Following in a sequence.
adjective
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(figuratively) Following in a hypothetical sequence of some kind.
adjective
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next to
  • Adjacent to:.
    The car next to hers.
  • Following in order or degree:.
    Next to skiing, she likes hiking.
  • Almost; practically:.
    Next to impossible.
idiom
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get next to
  • To ingratiate oneself with; become friendly or intimate with.
idiom
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next door (to)
  • In, at, or to the next house, building, etc. (adjacent to).
  • Almost; nearly.
idiom
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next to
  • Beside; adjacent to.
  • Following in order of preference.
    next to eating, he likes jogging best.
idiom
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

get next to
next door (to)

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

  • From Middle English nexte, nest, from Old English nÄ«ehst (“nearest, next"), superlative form of nÄ“ah (“nigh, near"), corresponding to Proto-Germanic *nÄ“hwist (“nearest, closest"). Cognate with Old Norse næstr (Danish næste), Dutch naast, German nächst, Persian نزد (nazd, “near, with").

    From Wiktionary