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[nekst] /nɛkst/

adjective
1.
immediately following in time, order, importance, etc.:
the next day; the next person in line.
2.
nearest or adjacent in place or position:
the next room.
3.
nearest in relationship or kinship.
adverb
4.
in the place, time, importance, etc., nearest or immediately following:
We’re going to London next. This is my next oldest daughter.
5.
on the first occasion to follow:
when next we meet.
preposition
6.
adjacent to; nearest:
It’s in the closet next the blackboard.
Idioms
7.
get next to (someone), Informal. to get into the favor or good graces of; become a good friend of.
8.
next door to,

9.
next to,

/nɛkst/
adjective
1.
immediately following: the next patient to be examined, do it next week
2.
immediately adjoining: the next room
3.
closest to in degree: the tallest boy next to James, the next-best thing
4.
the next but one, the one after the next
adverb
5.
at a time or on an occasion immediately to follow: the patient to be examined next, next, he started to unscrew the telephone receiver
6.
next to

preposition
7.
(archaic) next to
adj.

Old English niehsta, nyhsta (West Saxon), nesta (Anglian) “nearest, closest,” superlative of neah (West Saxon), neh (Anglian) “nigh;” from Proto-Germanic *nekh- “near” + superlative suffix *-istaz. Cognate with Old Norse næstr, Dutch naast “next,” Old High German nahisto “neighbor,” German nächst “next.” Adverbial and prepositional use from c.1200. Phrase the next person “a typical person” is from 1857.

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