Definition of next noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

next

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BrE BrE//nekst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nekst//
 
 
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 (also the next) [singular] a person or thing that is next One moment he wasn't there, the next he was. the week after next Word Origin Old English nēhsta ‘nearest’, superlative of nēah ‘nigh’; compare with Dutch naast and German nächste.
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