- newtonian mechanics,
- newtonian telescope,
- newtown st boswells,
- next door,
- next door to,
- next friend,
- next of kin,
- next to
- 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.
Origin of 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
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.
Adjacent to, as in The car next to mine has a flat tire, [Late 1300s]
Following in order or degree, as in Next to skiing, she likes hiking. [Early 1500s]
Almost, practically, as in It's next to impossible to predict the outcome, or I earned next to nothing last year. [Second half of 1600s]
In addition to the idioms beginning with next
- next door to
- next to
- cleanliness is next to godliness