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[fol-oh-ing] /ˈfɒl oʊ ɪŋ/

a body of , attendants, adherents, etc.
the body of admirers, attendants, patrons, etc., of someone or something:
That television show has a large following.
the following, that which comes immediately after, as pages, lines, etc.:
See the following for a list of exceptions.
that or moves in the same direction:
a following wind.
that comes after or next in order or time; ensuing:
the following day.
that is now to ; now to be mentioned, described, related, or the like:
Check the following report for details.

(of winds, currents, etc) moving in the same direction as the course of a vessel
a group of supporters or enthusiasts: he attracted a large following wherever he played
as a result of: he was arrested following a tip-off

c.1300, verbal noun from follow (v.). Meaning “a body of disciples or retainers” is from mid-15c.


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