Definitions for Followerˈfɒl oʊ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fol•low•er*ˈfɒl oʊ ər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that follows.

  2. a person who follows another in regard to his or her ideas or belief.

  3. a person who imitates, copies, or takes as a model or ideal.

  4. an attendant, servant, or retainer.

  5. a mechanical part receiving motion from or following the movements of another part, esp. a cam.

    Category: Machinery

* Syn: follower , adherent , partisan refer to someone who demonstrates allegiance to a person, doctrine, cause, or the like. follower often has an implication of personal relationship or of deep devotion to authority or to a leader: a follower of Gandhi. adherent , a more formal word, suggests active championship of a person or point of view: an adherent of monetarism. partisan suggests firm loyalty, as to a party, cause, or person, that is based on emotions rather than on reasoning: a partisan of the conservatives.

Origin of follower:

bef. 900

Princeton's WordNet

  1. follower(noun)

    a person who accepts the leadership of another

  2. follower(noun)

    someone who travels behind or pursues another

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. follower(noun)ˈfɒl oʊ ər

    a supporter or believer

    a follower of Christ

  2. followerˈfɒl oʊ ər

    sb who is interested in sth

    a dedicated follower of fashion


  1. follower(Noun)

    One who follows, comes after another.

  2. follower(Noun)

    Something that comes after another thing.

  3. follower(Noun)

    One who is a part of master's physical group, such as a servant or retainer.

  4. follower(Noun)

    One who follows mentally, adherer to the opinions, ideas or teachings of another, a movement etc.

  5. follower(Noun)

    An imitator, who follows another's example

  6. follower(Noun)

    A pursuer.

  7. follower(Noun)

    A machine part receiving motion from another

  8. follower(Noun)

    A man courting a maidservant.

  9. follower(Noun)

    Young cattle.

  10. follower(Noun)

    A metal piece placed at the top of a candle to keep the wax melting evenly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Follower(noun)

    one who follows; a pursuer; an attendant; a disciple; a dependent associate; a retainer

  2. Follower(noun)

    a sweetheart; a beau

  3. Follower(noun)

    the removable flange, or cover, of a piston. See Illust. of Piston

  4. Follower(noun)

    a gland. See Illust. of Stuffing box

  5. Follower(noun)

    the part of a machine that receives motion from another part. See Driver

  6. Follower(noun)

    among law stationers, a sheet of parchment or paper which is added to the first sheet of an indenture or other deed


  1. Follower

    "Follower" is a poem by Seamus Heaney released in his collection of 1966 Death of a Naturalist. The poem is about how he admired and followed his father. In this poem, Heaney reflects and looks back almost nostalgically at an Irish farming through a description of his father's ploughing expertise. He vividly describes his memories of his father's abilities and explains to his readers his total, uncompromising admiration for his father as the young boy he used to be. The rhyming scheme is as skillful as the action it describes and a further note on structure would be the development from admiration to irritation: "Behind me and won't go away". This is a cycle which can be related to all over the world in many different situations. Heaney had a stroke in 1990 but recovered, he did not write about this event. The author places himself in his childhood, and gives the reader his own point of view about the personal relation that he had with his father, a part from describing the different actions that this man did on the farm. This is autobiographical, as we can read in the following lines: “His father owned and worked a small farm of some fifty acres in County Derry in Northern Ireland”.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Follower' in Nouns Frequency: #2638

Translations for Follower

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who follows, especially the philosophy, ideas etc of another person

He is a follower of Plato (= Plato's theories).

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