Definition of Next

1. Adjective. Immediately following in time or order. "The next item on the list"

Exact synonyms: Following
Similar to: Succeeding

2. Adverb. At the time or occasion immediately following. "Next the doctor examined his back"

3. Adjective. Nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space. "Our rooms were side by side"
Exact synonyms: Adjacent, Side By Side
Similar to: Close
Derivative terms: Adjacency

4. Adjective. (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving. "Our next president"
Exact synonyms: Future, Succeeding
Similar to: Incoming
Derivative terms: Futurity

Definition of Next

1. a. Nearest in place; having no similar object intervening.

2. adv. In the time, place, or order nearest or immediately succeeding; as, this man follows next.

Definition of Next

1. Adjective. Following in a sequence. ¹

2. Adjective. Being closer to the present location than all other items. ¹

3. Adjective. Nearest following (of date, time, space or order). ¹

4. Determiner. The one immediately following the current or most recent one ¹

5. Determiner. Closest to seven days (one week) in advance. ¹

6. Adverb. In a time, place or sequence closest or following. ¹

7. Adverb. On the first subsequent occasion, ¹

8. Preposition. On the side of; next to. ¹

9. Noun. The one that follows after this one. ¹

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Definition of Next

1. coming immediately after; adjoining [adj]

Medical Definition of Next

1. Of Nigh. [AS. Nhst, niehst, nhst, superl. Of neah nigh. See Nigh. 1. Nearest in place; having no similar object intervening. "Her princely guest Was next her side; in order sat the rest." (Dryden) "Fear followed me so hard, that I fled the next way." (Bunyan) 2. Nearest in time; as, the next day or hour. 3. Adjoining in a series; immediately preceding or following in order. "None could tell whose turn should be the next." (Gay) 4. Nearest in degree, quality, rank, right, or relation; as, the next heir was an infant. "The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen." (Ruth II. 20) Next is usually followed by to before an object, but to is sometimes omitted. In such cases next in considered by many grammarians as a preposition. Next friend, one who represents an infant, a married woman, or any person who can not appear sui juris, in a suit at law. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Next

newtonian aberration
newtonian flow
newtonian fluid
newtonian viscosity
next (current term)
next door
next friend
next generation
next of kin
next thing one knows
next to
next to nothing
next up

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