What does sequel mean?

Definitions for sequel
ˈsi kwəlse·quel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sequel, subsequence(noun)

    something that follows something else

  2. sequel, continuation(noun)

    a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it

Wiktionary

  1. sequel(Noun)

    A narrative that is written after another narrative set in the same universe, especially a narrative that is chronologically set after its predecessors, or (perhaps improper usage) any narrative that has a preceding narrative of its own.

    Etymology: From sequela, from sequi.

  2. sequel(Noun)

    Plural form of sequela.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sequel(noun)

    that which follows; a succeeding part; continuation; as, the sequel of a man's advantures or history

    Etymology: [L. sequela, fr. sequit to follow: cf. F. squelle a following. See Sue to follow.]

  2. Sequel(noun)

    consequence; event; effect; result; as, let the sun cease, fail, or swerve, and the sequel would be ruin

    Etymology: [L. sequela, fr. sequit to follow: cf. F. squelle a following. See Sue to follow.]

  3. Sequel(noun)

    conclusion; inference

    Etymology: [L. sequela, fr. sequit to follow: cf. F. squelle a following. See Sue to follow.]

Freebase

  1. Sequel

    A sequel is a narrative, documental, or other work of literature, film, theatre or music that continues the story of, or expands upon, some earlier work. In the common context of a narrative work of fiction, a sequel portrays events set in the same fictional universe as an earlier work, usually chronologically following the events of that work. In many cases, the sequel continues elements of the original story, often with the same characters and settings. A sequel can lead to a series, in which key elements appear in a number of stories. Although the difference between more than one sequel and a series is somewhat arbitrary, it is clear that some media franchises have enough sequels to become a series, whether originally planned as such or not. Sequels are attractive to creators and to publishers because there is less risk involved in returning to a story with known popularity rather than developing new and untested characters and settings. Audiences are sometimes eager for more stories about popular characters or settings, making the production of sequels financially appealing. In movies, sequels are common. There are many name formats for sequels. Usually, they either have unrelated titles, such as The Jewel of the Nile, the sequel to Romancing the Stone, or the same title as the original, but with a number added, as in Lethal Weapon 2, sequel to Lethal Weapon. Sometimes such titles have subtitles as well. It is also common for a sequel to have a variation of the original title. In the 1930s, many musical sequels had the year included in the title, in the style of Broadway revues such as the Ziegfeld Follies.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sequel

    sē′kwel, n. that which follows, the succeeding part: result, consequence: (obs.) descendants: (Scots law) thirlage. [Fr.,—L. sequelasequi; Gr. hepesthai, to follow.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. sequel

    In a campaign, a major operation that follows the current major operation. In a single major operation, a sequel is the next phase. Plans for a sequel are based on the possible outcomes (success, stalemate, or defeat) associated with the current operation. See also branch.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sequel in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sequel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of sequel in a Sentence

  1. Ben Stiller:

    When ('Zoolander') came out, not everybody saw it. It was, a little bit, I guess, out there. And somehow it got discovered over the years, which has been great, we didn't ever think we were actually going to do a sequel and then the last few years the momentum started building and now all the pieces came together.

  2. Ricky Gervais:

    Let's have a laugh at your expense, remember we're all gon na die soon. And there's no sequel.

  3. Gregory Jacobs:

    We started thinking about a sequel, honestly, really early on.

  4. Liane Moriarty:

    I've never written a sequel for any of my books, so my first reaction was that there should not be a season two, i always tend to think I've put my poor characters through enough ! Having said that, season one was so fantastic and I do understand the desire not to let these characters go.

  5. Steve Latshaw:

    Jimmie was my teacher, mentor, close friend and collaborator for 26 years, i directed two of his feature films, including the recent 'Return of the Killer Shrews,' a sequel he co-wrote and was quite proud of as he had made the first one more than 50 years earlier.

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