What does follower mean?

Definitions for follower
ˈfɒl oʊ ərfol·low·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word follower.

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. Linda Barnette:

    I told my supervisors a while back if it happened, I would tender my resignation, i had already decided in my heart that I could not issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. It’s my Christian belief. As a follower of Christ, I could not do it. The Bible teaches The Bible is contrary to His plan.

  2. Michael Lews:

    There's no point in arguing with partisan supporters. Their views are their identity. Nothing you can tell the most phlegmatic follower.

  3. Warren Bennis:

    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.

  4. Tim Donnelly:

    Barack Obama is the president of the United States and he couldn't say, 'Hey, these are Islamic jihadists. I just got informed of this by the FBI.' Instead he lies, he comes out and lies because we all know this information was out there, but he didn't want to insult the faith that I believe he is secretly following, a follower, or he is simply sympathetic because they're doing the dirty work. Because he ultimately wants to see this country punished and taken down for what he considers to be crimes against the rest of the world.

  5. Jung Dong-joon:

    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.

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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

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