English - Alternative Forms
English - Etymology
From Middle English nexte, nest, from Old English nīehst (“nearest, next”), superlative form of nēah (“nigh, near”), corresponding to Proto-Germanic *nēhwist (“nearest, closest”); equivalent to nigh + -est. Cognate with Old Norse næstr (Danish næste), Dutch naast, German nächst, Persian نزد (nazd, “near, with”).
English - Pronunciation
- enPR: nĕkst, IPA(key): /nɛkst/
- Rhymes: -ɛkst
English - Adjective
- Following in a sequence.
- Being closer to the present location than all other items.
- Nearest following (of date, time, space or order).
- (figuratively) Following in a hypothetical sequence of some kind.
English - Determiner
English - Adverb
- In a time, place or sequence closest or following.
- On the first subsequent occasion,
English - Preposition
On the side of; next to.
- 1900, The Iliad, edited, with apparatus criticus, prolegomena, notes, and appendices, translated by Walter Leaf (London, Macmillan), notes on line 558 of book 2:
English - Noun
Kurdish - Noun
- A bride price (among Kurds, customarily given to the family of the bride by the family of the groom)