Meaning of NEXT in English


Pronunciation: ' nekst

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English n ī ehst, superlative of n ē ah nigh ― more at NIGH

Date: before 12th century

1 : immediately adjacent (as in place, rank, or time)

2 : any other considered hypothetically <knew it as well as the next man>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.