What does Next mean?

Definitions for Nextnɛkst

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Next.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. following, next(adj)

    immediately following in time or order

    "the following day"; "next in line"; "the next president"; "the next item on the list"

  2. adjacent, next, side by side(p)(adj)

    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"

  3. future(a), next, succeeding(a)(adverb)

    (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving

    "our next president"

  4. next(adverb)

    at the time or occasion immediately following

    "next the doctor examined his back"


  1. next(Noun)

    The one that follows after this one.

    Next, please, don't hold up the queue!

  2. next(Adverb)

    In a time, place or sequence closest or following.

  3. next(Adverb)

    On the first subsequent occasion,

  4. next(Adjective)

    Following in a sequence.

  5. next(Adjective)

    The one immediately following the current or most recent one

  6. next(Adjective)

    Closest to seven days (one week) in advance.

    The party is next Tuesday; that is, not this Tuesday, but nine days from now.

  7. next(Adjective)

    Being closer to the present location than all other items.

    The party is next Tuesday; that is, not this Tuesday, but nine days from now.

  8. next(Adjective)

    Nearest following (of date, time, space or order).

    The next week is full.

  9. next(Preposition)

    On the side of; next to

  10. Origin: niehst, superlative form of neah

Webster Dictionary

  1. Next

    nearest in place; having no similar object intervening

  2. Next

    nearest in time; as, the next day or hour

  3. Next

    adjoining in a series; immediately preceding or following in order

  4. Next

    nearest in degree, quality, rank, right, or relation; as, the next heir was an infant

  5. Next(adverb)

    in the time, place, or order nearest or immediately suceeding; as, this man follows next

  6. Origin: [AS. nhst, nihst, nhst, superl. of neh nigh. See Nigh.]


  1. NeXT

    Next, Inc. was an American computer company headquartered in Redwood City, California, that developed and manufactured a series of computer workstations intended for the higher education and business markets. NeXT was founded in 1985 by Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs, after being forced out of Apple, along with a few of his co-workers. NeXT introduced the first NeXT Computer in 1988, and the smaller NeXTstation in 1990. Sales of the NeXT computers were relatively limited, with estimates of about 50,000 units shipped in total. Nevertheless, its innovative object-oriented NeXTSTEP operating system and development environment were highly influential. NeXT later released much of the NeXTstep system as a programming environment standard called OpenStep. NeXT withdrew from the hardware business in 1993 to concentrate on marketing OPENSTEP, its own OpenStep implementation, for several OEMs. NeXT also developed WebObjects, one of the first enterprise web application frameworks. WebObjects never became very popular because of its initial high price of $50,000 but remains a prominent early example of a web server based on dynamic page generation rather than static content.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Next

    nekst, adj. (superl. of Nigh) nearest in place, time, &c.—adv. nearest or immediately after.—prep. nearest to.—n. Next′ness.—Next door to (see Door); Next to nothing, almost nothing at all. [A.S. néhst, superl. of néh, neáh, near; Ger. nächst.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Next' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #207

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Next' in Written Corpus Frequency: #199


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Next in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Next in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kenneth Robinson:

    Sales are next to nothing.

  2. Roger Wicker:

    He'll be the next governor.

  3. John Kline:

    Move onto offense next year.

  4. Chief Executive Officer Bill Downe:

    Perhaps this time next year.

  5. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi:

    It depends on what comes next.

Images & Illustrations of Next

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Translations for Next

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • volgendeAfrikaans
  • تالٍ, التالي, التالىArabic
  • que ve, proper, següent, al costatCatalan, Valencian
  • příští, další, vedle, následujícíCzech
  • næsteDanish
  • nächster, nebenGerman
  • διπλανός, επόμενοςGreek
  • apuda, apude, venonta, proksime, proksima, poste, venontoEsperanto
  • próximo, pues, siguiente, próxima, al lado, despuésSpanish
  • järgmineEstonian
  • سپس, آینده, دیگر, پس از اینPersian
  • seuraava, vieressä, vierelläFinnish
  • à côté, suivant, prochain, puis, après, procheFrench
  • seo chugainnIrish
  • athScottish Gaelic
  • अगलाHindi
  • ezután, következő, mellé, legközelebbi, azután, aztán, szomszédos, legközelebb, mellettHungarian
  • proxime, sequenteInterlingua
  • nextaIdo
  • næsturIcelandic
  • seguente, vicino, prossima, presso, dopo, prossimo, poi, accanto, successivoItalian
  • 隣, 明くる, 次Japanese
  • 다음Korean
  • sequens, propior, subsequens, proximusLatin
  • panukuMāori
  • соседен, потоа, околен, следенMacedonian
  • volgend, naast, aanstaand, nabij, bij, dichtst, vlakbij, volgendeDutch
  • neste, følgende, attmed, nærmest, ved siden av, nestemann, som nesteNorwegian
  • dalej, następnyPolish
  • بل, ورپسېPashto, Pushto
  • próximo, seguinte, depois, perto, ao lado, a seguirPortuguese
  • următorRomanian
  • затем, грядущий, соседний, следующий, вблизи, по соседству, возле, около, потом, подле, после, рядом, ближайший, будущийRussian
  • sledeći, sljedeći, следећиSerbo-Croatian
  • ඊළඟSinhala, Sinhalese
  • naslednjiSlovene
  • nära, närmast, nästa, bredvidSwedish
  • kandoSwahili
  • หน้าThai
  • önümüzdeki, yakın, yanında, gelecek, ertesiTurkish
  • اگلاUrdu

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