What does follower mean?

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ˈfɒl oʊ ərfol·low·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. follower(noun)

    a person who accepts the leadership of another

  2. follower(noun)

    someone who travels behind or pursues another


  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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of follower in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of follower in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of follower in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Each time a follower leaves, wondering why it feels something really good has been said or done.

  2. Canon Andrew White:

    Basically, what is being taught is death to anyone who is not a follower of Mohammed.

  3. Butrus Moshe:

    Political and sectarian strife, separating between one man and another, between ruler and follower, these mentalities must be changed.

  4. Steve Jobs:

    Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    When you've tasted power or true leadership, you can't wish to go back from being a follower once again.

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  • تابعArabic
  • придружител, последовател, преследвачBulgarian
  • následovníkCzech
  • ledsager, tilhænger, madkæreste, følgesvend, forfølger, eftersnakker, efterfølger, medløberDanish
  • Nachfolgerin, NachfolgerGerman
  • ακόλουθοςGreek
  • imitador, seguidorSpanish
  • seuraaja, kannattajaFinnish
  • discipleFrench
  • leantóirIrish
  • חסידHebrew
  • フォロワーJapanese
  • მიმყოლი, მომხრეGeorgian
  • 수행원Korean
  • volger, volgeling, gevolgsman, discipel, navolger, volgende, imitatorDutch
  • wyznawcaPolish
  • после́довательница, после́довательRussian
  • efterfoljareSwedish
  • wafauasiSwahili
  • பின்பற்றுபவர்Tamil
  • takipçiTurkish
  • 追随者Chinese

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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. opaque
    • B. hatched
    • C. squashy
    • D. brilliant

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