What does Following mean?

Definitions for Following
ˈfɒl oʊ ɪŋFol·low·ing

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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"

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. following

    Next in time and order.

    Following the audit they had a celebration party to celebrate their achievements.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 25, 2020  

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

How to pronounce Following?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Following in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Following in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Following in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Following in a Sentence

  1. James Dean:

    When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders, it isn’t acting. It’s following instructions. Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that.

  2. Katharine Butler Hathaway:

    It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.

  3. Professor Gil Weinberg:

    We let the arm move to different drums by following where the drummer is and where the arm is with sensors on the arm itself. Some of them are embedded to make it oriented correctly and some of them is from afar to know the whole environment in general, and that's where based on your gestures the arm can move to the different drums that you are interested in.

  4. Jim Justice:

    I'm proud of each and every one of you so keep following the guidelines, stay at home, social distance, practice good hygiene and when the time comes, and it will, we'll cross the finish line together as West Virginians.

  5. Keith Luse:

    Contrary to the public vitriol of the moment, the North Koreans were willing to reopen the New York channel following the election of President Trump and his administration signaled an openness to engage and ‘talk about talks,’.

Images & Illustrations of Following

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