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Pronunciation: nĕkst
a.1.Nearest in place; having no similar object intervening.
Fear followed me so hard, that I fled the next way.
- Bunyan.
2.Nearest in time; as, the next day or hour.
3.Adjoining in a series; immediately preceding or following in order.
4.Nearest in degree, quality, rank, right, or relation; as, the next heir was an infant.
The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.
- Ruth ii. 20.
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(Law) one who represents an infant, a married woman, or any person who can not appear sui juris, in a suit at law.
adv.1.In the time, place, or order nearest or immediately succeeding; as, this man follows next.
Adj.1.next - 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"
2.next - (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving; "our next president"
Synonyms: succeeding, future
3.next - immediately following in time or order; "the following day"; "next in line"; "the next president"; "the next item on the list"
Synonyms: following
Adv.1.next - at the time or occasion immediately following; "next the doctor examined his back"
NEw eXtended Technologyadjacent, adjoining, after, after all, after that, afterward, afterwards, appendant, behind, below, bordering, by, coming, connecting, consequent, conterminous, contiguous, coterminous, end to end, endways, endwise, ensuing, ex post facto, face to face, immediate, in the aftermath, in the sequel, joined, juxtaposed, juxtapositional, juxtapositive, later, nearmost, neighbor, neighboring, nighest, posterior, postpositional, postpositive, proximate, sequacious, sequent, sequential, since, subsequent, subsequent to, subsequently, suffixed, then, thereafter, thereon, thereupon, therewith
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