Definitions of next

  1. nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space; " had adjacent rooms"; " in the next room"; " the person sitting next to me"; " our rooms were side by side"
  2. immediately following in time or order; " the following day"; " next in line"; " the next president"; " the next item on the list"
  3. ( of elected officers) elected but not yet serving; " our next president"
  4. at the time or occasion immediately following; " next the doctor examined his back"
  5. Nearest in place; having no similar object intervening.
  6. Nearest in time; as, the next day or hour.
  7. Adjoining in a series; immediately preceding or following in order.
  8. Nearest in degree, quality, rank, right, or relation; as, the next heir was an infant.
  9. In the time, place, or order nearest or immediately suceeding; as, this man follows next.
  10. Of nigh.
  11. Nearest in time, place, degree, or rank; as, the next day; the next street; the next quality; next in order.
  12. Immediately succeeding; in the nearest time, place, or order; as, you go next: next of kin, nearest relative.
  13. ( superl. of NIGH), Nearest in place, time, etc.
  14. Nearest or immediately after.
  15. In the place or time immediately after.
  16. Being only one step removed; nearest.
  17. Immediately succeeding.
  18. Nearest to.
  19. Of Nigh; nearest in place, time, or degree.
  20. Immediately succeeding. Next door to, very near to.
  21. Nearest in place; nearest in time; having no object intervening between it and another.
  22. Immediately succeeding, or at the time or turn nearest, as, " the matter is next to impossible": next door to, close to; not far removed from anything.

Usage examples for next

  1. Mr. Inskip next to her. – The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories by E. M. Forster
  2. The next morning, she was found dead in her bed. – The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins
  3. And the next time you see me coming- don't run away! – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  4. They had found the man the next day. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  5. Next to Helen, I like her best of the Hamiltonites. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  6. Come in to- morrow or next day and let me look you over. – Starr, of the Desert by B. M Bower
  7. " I don't know what next," she said. – Jill's Red Bag by Amy Le Feuvre
  8. It was midforenoon of the next day. – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  9. Let us hope he will know better next time. – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  10. When next she came to see him! – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  11. " My turn next," she whispered. – The Pygmy Planet by John Stewart Williamson
  12. Sometimes they complain of uncomfortable feelings after eating and this makes them eat less at the next meal. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  13. " Don't know when we shall next meet. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  14. Then, let us see what happened next.... – Verotchka's Tales by Mamin Siberiak
  15. And he said he went up to see her next day, and- and she was gone. – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  16. Next morning we were early at work again. – Long Live the King by Guy Boothby
  17. So the next morning, George took the 'bus. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  18. The Baronne had quite a young man next her. – The Visits of Elizabeth by Elinor Glyn
  19. The next day Mr. Ercildoune came in. – What Answer? by Anna E. Dickinson
  20. Would you help me next time? – Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin