What does following mean?

Definitions for following
ˈfɒl oʊ ɪŋfol·low·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. following, followersnoun

    a group of followers or enthusiasts

  2. pursuit, chase, pursual, followingadjective

    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), undermentionedadjective

    about to be mentioned or specified

    "the following items"

  4. following, nextadjective

    immediately following in time or order

    "the following day"; "next in line"; "the next president"; "the next item on the list"

  5. followingadjective

    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)adjective

    in the desired direction

    "a following wind"

Wiktionary

  1. followingnoun

    A group of followers, attendants or admirers; an entourage.

    He had a loyal following.

  2. followingnoun

    Something to be mentioned immediately later. Used with the definite article the.

    The following is a recommendation letter from the president.

  3. followingadjective

    Coming next, either in sequence or in time

    See the following section.

  4. followingadjective

    About to be specified

    The following words have no definition . . .

  5. followingadjective

    Blowing in the direction of travel

    The following wind sped us on our way.

  6. followingpreposition

    After, subsequent to.

    Following the meeting, we all had a chat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Following

    of Follow

  2. Followingnoun

    one's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively

  3. Followingnoun

    vocation; business; profession

  4. Followingadjective

    next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held on the following day

  5. Followingadjective

    (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 a specific time and order.

    Following the audit they arranged 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

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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. Todd McMurtry:

    John Mattingly was following orders of superior officers, was not involved in the planning process of the arrest, and at all times followed established police procedures.

  2. The Limited.Hudson Bay:

    Following an extensive review of strategic alternatives, Le Tote leadership and innovative approach is the best path forward for Lord Taylor, its loyal customers and dedicated associates.

  3. Jake Wilczynski:

    While each city and town is unique, we believe that by following the national recommendations, all Japanese cities and communities will be able to benefit from the growing economic opportunity provided by home sharing and short-term rentals.

  4. Josh D.:

    Take the proper precautions before following your dreams, because in reality, we must awknowledge ourselves before its game time.

  5. Diana Graber:

    One little girl said, 'I wish my mom was following me on Instagram,' or 'I wish my mom had looked at what I posted but she just isn't interested or she doesn't know,' and they're sad.

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