1 used for referring to the time, event, action, person etc that comes after this one or after another one
He said he was leaving for Rome the next day.
Who will be the next president?
The next train to arrive at platform three is the 10.40 to Liverpool.
I’ll call you the next time I’m in town.
Who’s next in the queue?
I’ll be busy this week and next.
When I next spoke with him, he told me he had got married.
I knew exactly what was going to happen next.
First, peel the fruit. Next, prepare a chocolate sauce.
the next few weeks/several months/five years etc: Over the next few weeks I tried to re-organize the office.
next Tuesday/week/year etc (=the Tuesday, week, year etc that comes after this one): I’ll see you next Friday.
The Scottish Parliament elections take place next May.
Monday/Tuesday etc next (=the Monday, Tuesday etc after this one): The ceremony will take place on Monday next.