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following Explained

following at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


following at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W1S2 adj
1 the following afternoon/month/page/chapter etc: the next afternoon, month etc// → preceding// --He was sick in the evening, but the following day he was better.//
2 the following example/way etc: the example, way etc that will be mentioned next// --Payment may be made in any of the following ways: cheque, cash, or credit card.//
3 a following wind: a wind that is blowing in the same direction as a ship, and helps it to move faster//
following 2 n [C]
1 [usually singular] a group of people who support or admire someone: --The band has a big following in Europe.//
2 the following: the people or things that you are going to mention// --The following have been selected to play in tomorrow's game: Louise Carus, Fiona Douglas...//
following 3 prep after an event or as a result of it// → before// --Following the president's speech, there will be a few minutes for questions.// --Thousands of refugees left the country following the outbreak of civil war.//

following at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

208 Moby Thesaurus words for "following":
adherent, after, afterlife, alike, aped, appendage, appendant,
attendance, attendant, audience, behind, below, body of retainers,
buff, bugging, cadet, cavaliere servente, chase, clientage,
clientele, cloak-and-dagger work, cohort, coming, coming after,
consecution, consecutive, consecutiveness, consequent,
consequential, consimilar, continuation, continuity, copied,
copying, cortege, counterespionage, counterfeit, counterfeiting,
counterintelligence, court, courtier, cynegetic, dangler,
deducible, dependent, derivable, derivational, derivative, descent,
disciple, dogging, electronic surveillance, emulation, ensuing,
entourage, ersatz, espial, espionage, extension, fake, fakery, fan,
favoring, final, fishing, flunky, follow, follow-up, follower,
forgery, future time, halieutic, hanger-on, hangover, henchman,
hit-off, homme de cour, homogeneous, hue and cry, hunting,
identical, imitated, imitation, impersonation, imposture,
impression, in full cry, in hot pursuit, in pursuit, infenible,
intelligence, intelligence work, junior, lateness, later, like,
line, lineage, lineal, logical sequence, military intelligence,
mimesis, mimicked, mirroring, mock, nearly reproduced, next,
next life, not unlike, observation, onomatopoeia, order,
order of succession, parasite, parody, partisan, phony,
piscatorial, piscatory, plagiarism, plagiary, postdate, postdating,
posterior, posteriority, postposition, postpositional,
postpositive, procession, progression, prolongation, prosecution,
provenience, proximate, public, puisne, pursuance, pursuant,
pursuer, pursuing, pursuit, pursuivant, quest, questing, remainder,
repetition, resembling, resultant, resulting, retinue, rotation,
rout, satellite, searching, secret police, secret service, sectary,
seeking, sequacious, sequence, sequent, sequential, series, shadow,
shadowing, similar, simulated, simulation, since, smacking of,
something like, spying, stakeout, stalking, stooge, subjunction,
subsequence, subsequent, subsequent to, succeeding, succession,
successive, successiveness, successor, suffixation, suffixed,
suggestive of, suite, supervenience, supervention, supporter,
surveillance, synthetic, tagtail, tail, tailing, takeoff, tracking,
tracking down, trailing, train, trainbearer, uniform with, votary,
ward heeler, wiretap, wiretapping, younger

following at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Sequence): sequence, coming after, going after, following, consecutiveness, succession, posteriority, continuation, order of succession, successiveness, subordinancy.

[N] (Succession): posteriority, succession, sequence, following, subsequence, successor, sequel, remainder, reversion.

[ADJ] (Succession): subsequent, posterior, following, after, later, succeeding, posthumous, future, afterdinner, postprandial.

[N] (Succession): posteriority, succession, sequence, following, subsequence, successor, sequel, remainder, reversion.

[ADJ] (Succession): subsequent, posterior, following, after, later, succeeding, posthumous, future, afterdinner, postprandial.

[ADJ] (Subsequence): subsequent, next, succeeding, following, consecutive, successive.

following at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun, preposition
adjective (the following ...)
1 next in time:
the following afternoon / month / year / week * They arrived on Monday evening and we got there the following day.
2 that are going to be mentioned next:
Answer the following questions.
a following wind a wind blowing in the same direction as a ship or other vehicle that helps it move faster:
With a generous following wind, we sped across the lake.
1 [usually sing.] a group of supporters:
The band has a huge following in Spain and Italy.
2 (the following) (used with either a singular or a plural verb, depending on whether you are talking about one thing or person or several things or people) the thing or things that you will mention next; the person or people that you will mention next:
The following is a brief summary of events. * The following have been chosen to take part: Watts, Hodges and Lennox.
preposition after or as a result of a particular event:
He took charge of the family business following his father's death.

Following at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Follow \Fol"low\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Followed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Following}.][OE. foluwen, folwen, folgen, AS. folgian,
fylgean, fylgan; akin to D. volgen, OHG. folg?n, G. folgen,
Icel. fylgja, Sw. f["o]lja, Dan. f["o]lge, and perh. to E.
1. To go or come after; to move behind in the same path or
direction; hence, to go with (a leader, guide, etc.); to
accompany; to attend.

It waves me forth again; I'll follow it. --Shak.

2. To endeavor to overtake; to go in pursuit of; to chase; to
pursue; to prosecute.

I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they
shall follow them. --Ex. xiv. 17.

3. To accept as authority; to adopt the opinions of; to obey;
to yield to; to take as a rule of action; as, to follow
good advice.

Approve the best, and follow what I approve.

Follow peace with all men. --Heb. xii.

It is most agreeable to some men to follow their
reason; and to others to follow their appetites.
--J. Edwards.

4. To copy after; to take as an example.

We had rather follow the perfections of them whom we
like not, than in defects resemble them whom we
love. --Hooker.

5. To succeed in order of time, rank, or office.

6. To result from, as an effect from a cause, or an inference
from a premise.

7. To watch, as a receding object; to keep the eyes fixed
upon while in motion; to keep the mind upon while in
progress, as a speech, musical performance, etc.; also, to
keep up with; to understand the meaning, connection, or
force of, as of a course of thought or argument.

He followed with his eyes the flitting shade.

8. To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely,
as a profession or calling.

O, had I but followed the arts! --Shak.

O Antony! I have followed thee to this. --Shak.

{Follow board} (Founding), a board on which the pattern and
the flask lie while the sand is rammed into the flask.

{To follow the hounds}, to hunt with dogs.

{To follow suit} (Card Playing), to play a card of the same
suit as the leading card; hence, colloquially, to follow
an example set.

{To follow up}, to pursue indefatigably.

Syn: Syn.- To pursue; chase; go after; attend; accompany;
succeed; imitate; copy; embrace; maintain.

Usage: - To {Follow}, {Pursue}. To follow (v.t.) denotes
simply to go after; to pursue denotes to follow with
earnestness, and with a view to attain some definite
object; as, a hound pursues the deer. So a person
follows a companion whom he wishes to overtake on a
journey; the officers of justice pursue a felon who
has escaped from prison.

Following \Fol"low*ing\, n.
1. One's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively.

2. Vocation; business; profession.

Following \Fol"low*ing\, a.
1. Next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held
on the following day.

2. (Astron.) (In the field of a telescope) In the direction
from which stars are apparently moving (in consequence of
the earth's rotation); as, a small star, north following
or south following. In the direction toward which stars
appear to move is called preceding.

Note: The four principal directions in the field of a
telescope are north, south, following, preceding.

following at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction;
"the crowd of following cars made the occasion seem
like a parade"; "tried to outrun the following
footsteps" [ant: {leading}]
2: in the desired direction; "a following wind" [syn: {following(a)}]
3: immediately following in time or order; "the following day";
"next in line"; "the next president"; "the next item on
the list" [syn: {next}]
4: about to be mentioned or specified; "the following items"
[syn: {following(a)}, {undermentioned}]
n 1: a group of followers or enthusiasts [syn: {followers}]
2: the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture;
"the culprit started to run and the cop took off in
pursuit" [syn: {pursuit}, {chase}]

following at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /ˈfɒləʊɪŋ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"fQl@UIN/
  • Inter: a » GenAm Inter: IPA » /ˈfɑloʊɪŋ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"fAloUIN/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-following.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: hyphenation » fol|low|ing


    Inter: en-adj » -

  • Coming next, either in sequence or in time
    1. : See the following section.
    2. About to be specified
    3. : The following words have no definition . . .
    4. Inter: context » of a wind Blowing in the direction of travel
    5. : The following wind sped us on our way.

      Usage notes

      (Senses 1, 2) When it modifies a noun phrase, it is generally preceded by the definite article the, and the combination functions as a determiner rather than a simple adjective. You can put it before a cardinal like the following two remarks instead of the two following remarks.


      * abovementioned

  • aforementioned
  • aforesaid


    Inter: trans-top » next in sequence or time
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|تالي|tr=Taali|sc=Arab
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|následující
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|følgende, Inter: t+ » da|næste
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|volgende
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|sekvinta, Inter: t- » eo|sekvanta
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|seuraava
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|suivant
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|folgend, Inter: t+ » de|anschließend, Inter: t- » de|nachstehend

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ακόλουθος|m (akólouthos)
    • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|sequente
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|następny|m, Inter: t- » pl|następujący|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|seguinte
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|следующий|tr=sl'édujuš'ij
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|siguiente
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|ertesi

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to be specified
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|næste
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|jena
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|seuraava
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|suivant, Inter: t+ » fr|ci-après
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|folgend, Inter: t- » de|nachstehend

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|εξής (exís), Inter: t+ » el|ακόλουθος|m (akólouthos)
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|seguinte
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|следующий|tr=sl'édujuš'ij
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|próximo
  • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|müteakkip, Inter: t+ » tr|sonraki

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » wind blowing in the direction of travel
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|myötäinen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|favorable

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|folgend
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|попутный|tr=popútnyj

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » la: sequens

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-pre » p
  • After, subsequent to.
    1. : Following the meeting, we all had a chat.


      Inter: trans-top » subsequent to

  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|efter
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|jälkeen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|après, Inter: t- » fr|postérieurement à, Inter: t+ » fr|à la suite de
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|folgend, Inter: t+ » de|nach

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A group of followers, attendants or admirers; an entourage.
    1. : He had a loyal following.
    2. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=September 29
    |author=Jon Smith
    |title=Tottenham 3 - 1 Shamrock Rovers
    |work=BBC Sport
    |passage=And White Hart Lane was stunned when Rovers scored just five minutes after the restart in front of their away following.
    1. Something to be mentioned immediately later. Used with the definite article the.
    2. : The following is a recommendation letter from the president.


      Inter: trans-top » group of followers

  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|følge|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kannattajakunta
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|mouvance

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Anhänger|f|p, Inter: t- » de|Anhängerschaft|f, Inter: t+ » de|Gefolge|n, Inter: t- » de|Gefolgschaft|f, Inter: t- » de|Fangemeinde|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|аудитория|f|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: rank » business|mean|manner|385|following|fell|different|care
    Translation: et » following
    Translation: es » following
    Translation: fa » following
    Translation: fr » following
    Translation: ko » following
    Translation: io » following
    Translation: it » following
    Translation: kn » following
    Translation: ku » following
    Translation: li » following
    Translation: hu » following
    Translation: mg » following
    Translation: ml » following
    Translation: my » following
    Translation: nl » following
    Translation: ja » following
    Translation: no » following
    Translation: pl » following
    Category: simple:following -
    Translation: sh » following
    Translation: fi » following
    Translation: sv » following
    Translation: tl » following
    Translation: ta » following
    Translation: te » following
    Translation: vi » following
    Translation: zh » following