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[ nekst ]
/ nɛkst /
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adjective
immediately following in time, order, importance, etc.: the next day; the next person in line.
nearest or adjacent in place or position: the next room.
nearest in relationship or kinship.
adverb
in the place, time, importance, etc., nearest or immediately following: We're going to London next. This is my next oldest daughter.
on the first occasion to follow: when next we meet.
preposition
adjacent to; nearest: It's in the closet next the blackboard.
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Idioms about next

Origin of next

before 900; Middle English next(e), Old English nēxt, nēhst, niehst, superlative of nēahnigh (see -est1); cognate with Icelandic nǣstr,German nächst;cf. near
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British Dictionary definitions for next

next
/ (nɛkst) /

adjective
adverb
at a time or on an occasion immediately to followthe patient to be examined next; next, he started to unscrew the telephone receiver
next to
  1. adjacent to; at or on one side ofthe house next to ours
  2. following in degreenext to your mother, who do you love most?
  3. almostnext to impossible
preposition
archaic next to

Word Origin for next

Old English nēhst, superlative of nēah nigh; compare near, neighbour
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