Definitions for followingˈfɒl oʊ ɪŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fol•low•ingˈfɒl oʊ ɪŋ(n.)
a body of followers, attendants, adherents, etc.
the body of admirers, attendants, patrons, etc., of someone or something.
the following, that which comes immediately after, as pages or lines:
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(adj.)that comes after or next in order or time; ensuing:
the following day.
that is now to follow.
Origin of following:
a group of followers or enthusiasts
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"
about to be mentioned or specified
"the following items"
immediately following in time or order
"the following day"; "next in line"; "the next president"; "the next item on the list"
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"
in the desired direction
"a following wind"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
following(adjective)ˈfɒl oʊ ɪŋ
the following day/year/week etc.
followingˈfɒl oʊ ɪŋ
indicates a list, piece of writing, etc. that comes next
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A group of followers, attendants or admirers; an entourage.
He had a loyal following.
Something to be mentioned immediately later. Used with the definite article the.
The following is a recommendation letter from the president.
Coming next, either in sequence or in time
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About to be specified
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Blowing in the direction of travel
The following wind sped us on our way.
After, subsequent to.
Following the meeting, we all had a chat.
one's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively
vocation; business; profession
next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held on the following day
(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
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'following' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #704
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Rank popularity for the word 'following' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2017
Rank popularity for the word 'following' in Adjectives Frequency: #83
Translations for following
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the following day.
- seguintePortuguese (BR)
- (utána) következőHungarian
- næstur, næstkomandiIcelandic
- seguente, successivoItalian
- 다음에 오는Korean
- 接著的Chinese (Trad.)
- tiếp sau đó về thời gianVietnamese
- 接着的Chinese (Simp.)
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