Definitions for follower
ˈfɒl oʊ ərfol·low·er
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a person who accepts the leadership of another
someone who travels behind or pursues another
One who follows, comes after another.
Something that comes after another thing.
One who is a part of master's physical group, such as a servant or retainer.
One who follows mentally, adherer to the opinions, ideas or teachings of another, a movement etc.
An imitator, who follows another's example
A machine part receiving motion from another
A man courting a maidservant.
A metal piece placed at the top of a candle to keep the wax melting evenly.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from follow.
Little gallant, you were wont to be a follower; but now you are a leader: whether had you rather lead mine eyes, or eye your master’s heels? William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.
No stop, no stay, but clouds of sand arise,
Spurn’d and cast backward on the follower ’s eyes. Dryden.
No follower, but a friend. Alexander Pope.
How accompanied, can’st thou tell that?
—— With Poins, and other his continual followers. William Shakespeare, H. IV.
I hold it no wisdom to leave unto them too much command over their kindred, but rather withdraw their followers from them as much as may be, and gather them under the command of law. Edmund Spenser, State of Ireland.
The understanding that should be eyes to the blind faculty of the will, is blind itself; and so brings all the inconveniences that attend a blind follower, under the conduct of a blind guide. Robert South, Sermons.
And forc’d Æneas, when his ships were lost,
To leave his followers on a foreign coast. John Dryden, Æn.
Be ye followers of me, even as I am of Christ. 1 Cor. xi. 1.
The true profession of Christianity inviolably engages all its followers to do good to all men. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.
Every one’s idea of identity will not be the same that Pythagoras and thousands of his followers have. John Locke.
The studious head or gen’rous mind,
Follow’r of God, or friend of human kind,
Poet or patriot, rose but to restore
The faith and moral nature gave before. Alexander Pope, Essays.
A follower is an individual who supports, subscribes, or adheres to the ideas, beliefs or instructions of a particular person, group, or ideology. In social media context, a follower is a registered user who subscribes to another user's updates or posts.
one who follows; a pursuer; an attendant; a disciple; a dependent associate; a retainer
a sweetheart; a beau
the removable flange, or cover, of a piston. See Illust. of Piston
a gland. See Illust. of Stuffing box
the part of a machine that receives motion from another part. See Driver
among law stationers, a sheet of parchment or paper which is added to the first sheet of an indenture or other deed
"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
Rank popularity for the word 'follower' in Nouns Frequency: #2638
The numerical value of follower in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of follower in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Hyundai has belatedly realized the importance of patents and has been keeping pace with rivals, while Hyundai has increased the number of its patent filings, it is still a follower in terms of patent quality.
That is one of his issues. Impulsive. The other is being a follower.
What makes a good follower The single most important characteristic may well be a willingness to tell the truth. In a world of growing complexity leaders are increasingly dependent on their subordinates for good information, whether the leaders want to hear it or not. Followers who tell the truth and leaders who listen to it are an unbeatable combination.
While Hyundai has increased the number of its patent filings, it is still a follower in terms of patent quality.
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
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- преследвач, придружител, последователBulgarian
- ledsager, medløber, efterfølger, eftersnakker, forfølger, følgesvend, madkæreste, tilhængerDanish
- Nachfolgerin, NachfolgerGerman
- seguidor, imitadorSpanish
- kannattaja, seuraajaFinnish
- पालन करने वालाHindi
- მომხრე, მიმყოლიGeorgian
- imitator, volgende, navolger, discipel, gevolgsman, volgeling, volgerDutch
- после́дователь, после́довательницаRussian
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