From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnextnext1 /nekst/ ●●●S1W1 determiner, adjective 🔊 🔊 1AFTERthe next event, day, time etc is the one that happens after the present one, or the previous one 🔊 I just missed my flight to Chicago. When’s the next one? 🔊 We’ll look at the proposals at the next meeting. 🔊 Over the next couple of months, try to relax more and get more exercise.next week/year/Monday etc 🔊 We’re hoping to open the factory sometime next year.the next day/week etc (=on or during the following day, week etc) 🔊 She called me and we arranged to meet the next day.(the) next time 🔊 Next time I go skiing, I’ll wear warmer clothes.2NEXT TOthe next house, room, place etc is the one that is nearest to where you are now 🔊 Turn left at the next corner. 🔊 We could hear them arguing in the next room. →next to3AFTERthe next person or thing in a list, series etc comes after the one that you are dealing with now 🔊 Read the next two chapters before Friday. 🔊 Do they have the next size up (=a slightly bigger size)?4 →next biggest/most common etc5 →the next best thing6 →the next thing I/she etc knew7 →as the next man/personTHESAURUSnext happening or coming immediately after another oneWhen does the next train to London leave?I’ll see you next Saturday.following happening or coming immediately after something – used about periods of time, or parts of a piece of writingWe met the following day.The following weeks passed quickly.the following pages of the booksubsequent formal happening or coming at some time after something elsethe subsequent success of the filmThis will be explained in more detail in subsequent chapters.This figure is expected to rise steeply in subsequent years.succeeding coming after someone or something else – used about a series of groups of people, periods of time, or parts of a booksucceeding generationsSucceeding governments have made the same mistake.During the succeeding weeks he wrote several more letters.coming happening soonThe information will be mailed to members during the coming weeks.The villagers are storing up wood for the coming winter.