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Definition of "next" [next]

  • Nearest in space or position; adjacent: the next room. (adjective)
  • Immediately following, as in time, order, or sequence: next week; the next item on the list. (adjective)
  • In the time, order, or place nearest or immediately following: reading this book next; our next oldest child. (adverb)
  • On the first subsequent occasion: when next I write. (adverb)
  • The next person or thing: The next will be better. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "next" in a sentence
  • "But now I hear plainly, even though it be very soft -- the whisper about the bridegroom and the next year, and again quite significantly, the _next_ year."
  • "'But I am quite willing at some future opportunity -- indeed, I may say I hope at some opportunity comparatively not distant, to consider the advisability of representing the matter to the heads of certain departments who might be able, in the course of the next but one Septennial Parliament, or' (even more sanguinely) 'I might under favourable circumstances even hope to say, the _next_ Septennial Parliament, to lay the topic before the"
  • "Fields was very grave about my going on to New Bedford (55 miles) next day, and then coming on here (180 miles) _next_ day."