- in an adjacent house, apartment, office, etc.; neighboring.
- in a position of proximity; near to: They are next door to poverty.
- adjacent to: He sat next to his sister.
- almost; nearly: next to impossible.
- aside from: Next to cake, ice cream is my favorite dessert.
Examples from the Web for next
In fact, according to F-35 program sources, the next software upgrades are not yet fully defined nor are they fully funded.
But we are afraid and we wonder to ourselves who will be next.
The next phase of the trial consists of vaccinating Ebola workers on the front lines.
He is expected to spend the next few days closeted with lawyers and advisers at his home, Royal Lodge, in Windsor Great Park.
In the next breath, however, he is decrying the press misinterpretation of his Diana script.Harry’s Daddy, and Diana’s ‘Murder’: Royal Rumors In a New Play|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He next dropped his name of Malagigi, because it had been given him by the devils in council, and called himself Onofrio.Castellinaria|Henry Festing Jones
Yet, the next morning, when I went down upon the shore, how beautiful it looked—the hypocrite!Sketches in Canada, and rambles among the red men|Anna Brownell Jameson
I am sorry, but I —— not be able to finish the work before next week.Business English|Rose Buhlig
The young man was taken through the house and conducted along the street as far as the next ingress to the walls.Rich Relatives|Compton Mackenzie
Even our next relations, the quadrumana, exhibit all possible differences in the grouping of males and females.The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State|Frederick Engels
British Dictionary definitions for next
- adjacent to; at or on one side ofthe house next to ours
- following in degreenext to your mother, who do you love most?
- almostnext to impossible
Word Origin for next
Word Origin and History for next
Old English niehsta, nyhsta (West Saxon), nesta (Anglian) "nearest, closest," superlative of neah (West Saxon), neh (Anglian) "nigh;" from Proto-Germanic *nekh- "near" + superlative suffix *-istaz. Cognate with Old Norse næstr, Dutch naast "next," Old High German nahisto "neighbor," German nächst "next." Adverbial and prepositional use from c.1200. Phrase the next person "a typical person" is from 1857.
Idioms and Phrases with next
In addition to the idioms beginning with next
- next door to
- next to
- cleanliness is next to godliness