Follow - (v. t.) To go or come after; to move behind in the same path or direction; hence, to go with (a leader, guide, etc.); to accompany; to attend.
Follow - (v. t.) To endeavor to overtake; to go in pursuit of; to chase; to pursue; to prosecute.
Follow - (v. t.) To accept as authority; to adopt the opinions of; to obey; to yield to; to take as a rule of action; as, to follow good advice.
Follow - (v. t.) To copy after; to take as an example.
Follow - (v. t.) To succeed in order of time, rank, or office.
Follow - (v. t.) To result from, as an effect from a cause, or an inference from a premise.
Follow - (v. t.) To watch, as a receding object; to keep the eyes fixed upon while in motion; to keep the mind upon while in progress, as a speech, musical performance, etc.; also, to keep up with; to understand the meaning, connection, or force of, as of a course of thought or argument.
Follow - (v. t.) To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely, as a profession or calling.
Follow - (v. i.) To go or come after; -- used in the various senses of the transitive verb: To pursue; to attend; to accompany; to be a result; to imitate.
Followed - (imp. & p. p.) of Follow
Following - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Follow
Follower - (n.) One who follows; a pursuer; an attendant; a disciple; a dependent associate; a retainer.
Follower - (n.) A sweetheart; a beau.
Follower - (n.) The removable flange, or cover, of a piston. See Illust. of Piston.
Follower - (n.) A gland. See Illust. of Stuffing box.
Follower - (n.) The part of a machine that receives motion from another part. See Driver.
Follower - (n.) Among law stationers, a sheet of parchment or paper which is added to the first sheet of an indenture or other deed.
Following - (n.) One's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively.
Following - (n.) Vocation; business; profession.
Following - (a.) Next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held on the following day.
Following - (a.) (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.
Underfollow - (v. t.) To follow closely or immediately after.
Follow - v. 1 (often foll. By after) go or come after (a person or thing ahead). 2 go along (a road etc.). 3 come after in order or time (dessert followed; proceed as follows). 4 take as a guide or leader. 5 conform to. 6 practise (a trade or profession). 7 undertake (a course of study etc.). 8 understand (a speaker, argument, etc.). 9 take an interest in (current affairs etc.). 10 (foll. By with) provide with a sequel or successor. 11 happen after something else; ensue. 12 a be necessarily true as a consequence. B (foll. By from) result. follow on 1 continue. 2 (of a cricket team) have to bat twice in succession. Follow out carry out (instructions etc.). Follow suit 1 play a card of the suit led. 2 conform to another's actions. Follow through 1 continue to a conclusion. 2 continue the movement of a stroke after hitting the ball. Follow up (foll. By with) 1 develop, supplement. 2 investigate further. [old english]
Camp-follower - n. 1 civilian worker in a military camp. 2 disciple or adherent.
Follower - n. 1 supporter or devotee. 2 person who follows.
Following - —prep. After in time; as a sequel to. —n. Supporters or devotees. —adj. That follows or comes after. the following 1 what follows. 2 now to be given or named (answer the following).
Follow-on - n. Cricket instance of following on.
Follow-through - n. Action of following through.
Follow-up - n. Subsequent or continued action.
To , before a vowel, when stressed —prep. 1 introducing a noun expressing: a what is reached, approached, or touched (fell to the ground; went to paris; five minutes to six). B what is aimed at (throw it to me). C as far as (went on to the end). D what is followed (made to order). E what is considered or affected (am used to that; that is nothing to me). F what is caused or produced (turn to stone). G what is compared (nothing to what it once was; equal to the occasion). H what is increased (add it to mine). I what is involved or composed as specified (there is nothing to it). 2 introducing the infinitive: a as a verbal noun (to get there is the priority). B expressing purpose, consequence, or cause (we eat to live; left him to starve; i'm sorry to hear that). C as a substitute for to + infinitive (wanted to come but was unable to). —adv. 1 in the normal or required position or condition (come to; heave to). 2 (of a door) in a nearly closed position. to and fro 1 backwards and forwards. 2 repeatedly between the same points. [old english] -
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