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Meaning of “next” in the English Dictionary

"next" in British English

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nextadjective, pronoun

uk   us   /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 ​street 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, ​pleaseask me first. I'm so ​busy it's hard to ​remember what I'm ​supposed to be doing from one ​minute to the next. She's away 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 ​bigargument, but he called me the next day (= the ​day after) to ​apologize. Excuse me, it's my ​turn - I was next.
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uk   us   /nekst/
A2 immediately after: So what ​happened next? What would you like next? First, ​fry the ​garlic. Next, ​add the ​ginger.B1 The ​time when you next do something is the first ​time you do it again: [+ -ing verb] When are you next going to Toronto?next to A2 used when ​describing two ​people or things that are very ​close to each other with nothing between them: Can I sit next to the ​window? There was a really ​strange man ​standing next to me at the ​trainstation. used to ​mean `after' when making a ​choice or a ​comparison: Cheese is my ​favouritefood and, next to that, ​chocolate. (= Cheese is the only ​food that I like more than ​chocolate.) almost: They ​pay me next to nothing (= very little) but I really ​enjoy the ​work. It's next to impossible (= ​extremelydifficult) to ​findsomewherecheap to ​live around here. We got ​home in next to no ​time (= very little ​time).next up next in ​order to ​appear or ​happen, often in some ​form of ​entertainment: Next up is the ​latestnews from the ​presidentialcampaign .
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  • What shall we do next?
  • Next, we had some ​dancing.
  • Hanggliding? Whatever will he do next?
  • You've already made ​your first million ​dollars. What do you ​plan to do next?
  • I was ​curious to ​know what would ​happen next.
(Definition of next from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"next" in American English

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nextpronoun, adjective [not gradable]

 us   /nekst/
being the first one after the ​present one or after the one just ​mentioned, or being the first after the ​presentmoment: Go ​straight at the ​trafficlight and then take the next ​right. The next ​time you ​want to ​borrow my ​dress, ​ask me first. She was next in ​line after me. They’re getting ​married next ​week/​month/​year. The next ​day/​morning we ​left for Calgary.

nextadverb [not gradable]

 us   /nekst/
immediatelyfollowing in ​time: What ​happened next?next to Two ​people or things that are next to each other are very ​close to each other with nothing in between them: My ​friend and I ​sat next to each other on the ​ to Sometimes next to ​meansalmost: They ​pay me next to nothing but I really ​enjoy the ​work.
(Definition of next from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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