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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. immediately following in time or order;
- Example: "the following day"
- Example: "next in line"
- Example: "the next president"
- Example: "the next item on the list"
[syn: following, next]

2. nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space;
- Example: "had adjacent rooms"
- Example: "in the next room"
- Example: "the person sitting next to me"
- Example: "our rooms were side by side"
[syn: adjacent, next, side by side(p)]

3. (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving;
- Example: "our next president"
[syn: future(a), next, succeeding(a)]


ADVERB (1)

1. at the time or occasion immediately following;
- Example: "next the doctor examined his back"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Next \Next\ (n[e^]kst), a., superl. of Nigh. [AS. n[=e]hst, ni['e]hst, n[=y]hst, superl. of ne['a]h nigh. See Nigh.] 1. Nearest in place; having no similar object intervening. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Her princely guest Was next her side; in order sat the rest. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Fear followed me so hard, that I fled the next way. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster] 2. Nearest in time; as, the next day or hour. [1913 Webster] 3. Adjoining in a series; immediately preceding or following in order. [1913 Webster] None could tell whose turn should be the next. --Gay. [1913 Webster] 4. Nearest in degree, quality, rank, right, or relation; as, the next heir was an infant. [1913 Webster] The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen. --Ruth ii. 20. [1913 Webster] Note: Next is usually followed by to before an object, but to is sometimes omitted. In such cases next in considered by many grammarians as a preposition. [1913 Webster] Next friend (Law), one who represents an infant, a married woman, or any person who can not appear sui juris, in a suit at law. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Next \Next\, adv. In the time, place, or order nearest or immediately succeeding; as, this man follows next. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nigh \Nigh\ (n[imac]), a. [Compar. Nigher (n[imac]"[~e]r); superl. Nighest, or Next (n[e^]kst).] [OE. nigh, neigh, neih, AS. ne['a]h, n[=e]h; akin to D. na, adv., OS. n[=a]h, a., OHG. n[=a]h, G. nah, a., nach to, after, Icel. n[=a] (in comp.) nigh, Goth. n[=e]hw, n[=e]hwa, adv., nigh. Cf. Near, Neighbor, Next.] 1. Not distant or remote in place or time; near. [1913 Webster] The loud tumult shows the battle nigh. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. Not remote in degree, kindred, circumstances, etc.; closely allied; intimate. "Nigh kinsmen." --Knolles. [1913 Webster] Ye . . . are made nigh by the blood of Christ. --Eph. ii. 13. [1913 Webster] Syn: Near; close; adjacent; contiguous; present; neighboring. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

next adv 1: at the time or occasion immediately following; "next the doctor examined his back" adj 1: immediately following in time or order; "the following day"; "next in line"; "the next president"; "the next item on the list" [syn: following, next] 2: 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" [syn: adjacent, next, side by side(p)] 3: (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving; "our next president" [syn: future(a), next, succeeding(a)]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "next": adjacent, adjoining, after, after all, after that, afterward, afterwards, appendant, behind, below, bordering, by, closest, coming, connecting, consequent, conterminous, contiguous, coterminous, end to end, endways, endwise, ensuing, ex post facto, face to face, following, immediate, in the aftermath, in the sequel, joined, juxtaposed, juxtapositional, juxtapositive, later, nearest, nearmost, neighbor, neighboring, nighest, posterior, postpositional, postpositive, proximate, sequacious, sequent, sequential, since, subsequent, subsequent to, subsequently, succeeding, successive, suffixed, then, thereafter, thereon, thereupon, therewith
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