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English definition of “next”


adjective, pronoun     /nekst/
A1 being the first one after the present one or after the one just mentioned : Who works in the office next to yours? Take the next turning on the right . Who do you think will be the next president ? Nothing really changes around here. One day is pretty much like the next. (The) next time you want to borrow something, please ask me first. I'm so busy it's hard to remember what I'm supposed to be doing from one moment to the next. She's on holiday for the next few days . You'll have to wait until your next birthday for a new bike . Can we arrange a meeting for the week after next? What do you think you'll be doing this time next year ? We had a dreadful argument , but he phoned me the next day (= the day after) to apologize . Excuse me, it's my turn to be served - I was next.Order and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutive Grammar:NextNext is an adjective, an adverb or a pronoun.Grammar:Next as an adjectiveGrammar:Next as an adverb[a group of children are waiting to ride a pony]Grammar:Next as a linking adjunctWe can use next as a linking adjunct to refer to something which follows immediately after something before. We often use this when giving instructions:Grammar:Next as a pronounWe can use next as a pronoun with or without the:Grammar:Next toWe can use next to for people or things that are very near or beside each other:Grammar:Next: typical errorGrammar:Nearest or next?Nearest is the superlative form of near. It means ‘the closest in distance or time’:
(Definition of next adjectivepronoun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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