Definitions for followingˈfɒl oʊ ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fol•low•ingˈfɒl oʊ ɪŋ(n.)

  1. a body of followers, attendants, adherents, etc.

  2. the body of admirers, attendants, patrons, etc., of someone or something.

  3. the following, that which comes immediately after, as pages or lines:

    See the following for a list of exceptions.

  4. (adj.)that comes after or next in order or time; ensuing:

    the following day.

  5. that is now to follow.

Origin of following:

1250–1300

Princeton's WordNet

  1. following, followers(noun)

    a group of followers or enthusiasts

  2. pursuit, chase, pursual, following(adj)

    the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

    "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"

  3. following(a), undermentioned(adj)

    about to be mentioned or specified

    "the following items"

  4. following, next(adj)

    immediately following in time or order

    "the following day"; "next in line"; "the next president"; "the next item on the list"

  5. following(adj)

    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"

  6. following(a)(adj)

    in the desired direction

    "a following wind"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. following(adjective)ˈfɒl oʊ ɪŋ

    ≠ previous

    the following day/year/week etc.

  2. followingˈfɒl oʊ ɪŋ

    indicates a list, piece of writing, etc. that comes next

    To find out more please read the following.

Wiktionary

  1. following(Noun)

    A group of followers, attendants or admirers; an entourage.

    He had a loyal following.

  2. following(Noun)

    Something to be mentioned immediately later. Used with the definite article the.

    The following is a recommendation letter from the president.

  3. following(Adjective)

    Coming next, either in sequence or in time

    See the following section.

  4. following(Adjective)

    About to be specified

    The following words have no definition . . .

  5. following(Adjective)

    Blowing in the direction of travel

    The following wind sped us on our way.

  6. following(Preposition)

    After, subsequent to.

    Following the meeting, we all had a chat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Following

    of Follow

  2. Following(noun)

    one's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively

  3. Following(noun)

    vocation; business; profession

  4. Following(adj)

    next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held on the following day

  5. Following(adj)

    (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

Freebase

  1. Following

    Following is a 1998 British thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. It tells the story of a young man who follows strangers around the streets of London and is drawn into a criminal underworld when he fails to keep his distance. As Christopher Nolan's debut feature, it was designed to be as inexpensive as possible to make: scenes were heavily rehearsed so that just one or two takes were needed, thus economising on 16 mm film stock, the production's greatest expense, and for which Nolan was paying from his salary. Without expensive professional lighting equipment, Nolan mostly used available light. Apart from providing the script and direction, Nolan also did the photography, editing and production himself.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'following' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #704

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'following' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2017

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'following' in Adjectives Frequency: #83


Translations for following

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

following(adjective)

coming after

the following day.

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