next meaning

EN[nɛkst] [-ɛkst]
  • Next can refer to:

    Definition of next in English Dictionary

  • NounSUF-est
    1. The one that follows after this one.
      1. Next, please, don't hold up the queue!
  • Adjective
    1. Following in a sequence.
      1. Being closer to the present location than all other items.
        1. Philander went into the next room, which was just a lean-to hitched on to the end of the shanty, and came back with a salt mackerel that dripped brine like a rainstorm. Then he put the coffee pot on the stove and rummaged out a loaf of dry bread and some hardtack.
      2. Nearest following (of date, time, space or order).
        1. [Rural solar plant] schemes are of little help to industry or other heavy users of electricity. Nor is solar power yet as cheap as the grid. For all that, the rapid arrival of electric light to Indian villages is long overdue. When the national grid suffers its next huge outage, as it did in July 2012 when hundreds of millions were left in the dark, look for specks of light in the villages.
      3. (figuratively) Following in a hypothetical sequence of some kind.
        1. " [ …] You patriotic?" / "I guess so, as much as the next guy," I said, wondering how the hell I could shake him.
    2. Adverb
      1. In a time, place or sequence closest or following.
        1. They live in the next closest house.
        2. It's the next best thing to ice cream.
        3. Next, we stripped off the old paint.
      2. On the first subsequent occasion,.
        1. Financial panic, earthquakes, oil spills, riots. What comes next?
        2. When we next meet, you'll be married.
    3. Preposition
      1. On the side of; next to.
      2. Determiner
        1. The one immediately following the current or most recent one.
          1. Next week would be a good time to meet.
          2. I'll know better next time.
        2. Closest to seven days (one week) in the future.
          1. The party is next Tuesday; that is, not this Tuesday, but nine days from now.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The next thousandfold goal is the exaflop, which is a quintillion calculations per second, followed by the zettaflop, the yottaflop and the xeraflop.
          • The haunted house was horrifying, from one room to the next I felt more and more like I wasn’t going to survive.
          • We were happy when a tragematopolist moved in next door, but our dentist was not.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Next to sorrow still I may annex such accidents as procure fear; for besides those terrors which I have before touched, [ …] there is a superstitious fear [ …] which much trouble many of us.
          • Next Saturday night, a traditional Greek Easter dinner will include roasted lamb and magiritsa, the traditional egg-lemon soup.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • At peak times, a telephone operator must handle a number of calls, one on top of the next.
          • He'll crack a crib in Scotland one week, and be raising money to build an orphanage in Cornwall the next.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Uncomparable adjectives
          • Adverbs
            • Conjunctive adverbs
              • Sequence adverbs
              • Uncomparable adverbs
              • Determiners
                • Morphemes
                  • Suffixes
                    • Words by suffix
                      • Words suffixed with -est
                  • Nouns
                    • Singularia tantum
                      • Uncountable nouns
                    • Prepositions
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                    Source: Wiktionary
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                    Meaning of next for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "next" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a conjunctive adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a determiner. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a singularia tantum. It's also a preposition.
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