Definition of next:

part of speech: adverb

Immediately succeeding; in the nearest time, place, or order; as, you go next: next of kin, nearest relative.

part of speech: adverb

Nearest or immediately after.

part of speech: adjective

( superl. of NIGH), Nearest in place, time, etc.

Of nigh.

part of speech: adjective

Nearest in time, place, degree, or rank; as, the next day; the next street; the next quality; next in order.

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