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fol·low·er

 (fŏl′ō-ər)
n.
1. One that follows, especially:
a. One who accepts the guidance, command, or leadership of another: a follower of Gandhi.
b. One who has a strong interest or pays close attention to something: a follower of new developments in technology.
2. A machine element moved by another machine element.

follower

(ˈfɒləʊə)
n
1. a person who accepts the teachings of another; disciple; adherent: a follower of Marx.
2. an attendant or henchman
3. an enthusiast or supporter, as of a sport or team
4. (esp formerly) a male admirer
5. rare a pursuer
6. (Mechanical Engineering) a machine part that derives its motion by following the motion of another part

fol•low•er

(ˈfɒl oʊ ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that follows.
2. a person who follows another in regard to his or her ideas or belief.
3. a person who imitates, copies, or takes as a model or ideal.
4. an attendant, servant, or retainer.
5. a mechanical part receiving motion from or following the movements of another part, esp. a cam.
[before 900]
syn: follower, adherent, partisan refer to someone who demonstrates allegiance to a person, doctrine, cause, or the like. follower often has an implication of personal relationship or of deep devotion to authority or to a leader: a follower of Gandhi. adherent, a more formal word, suggests active championship of a person or point of view: an adherent of monetarism. partisan suggests firm loyalty, as to a party, cause, or person, that is based on emotions rather than on reasoning: a partisan of the conservatives.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.follower - a person who accepts the leadership of anotherfollower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
camp follower - a follower who is not a member of an ingroup
Cartesian - a follower of Cartesian thought
cultist - a member of a religious cult
cultist - a member of an unorthodox cult who generally lives outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
buff, devotee, lover, fan - an ardent follower and admirer
adulator, flatterer - a person who uses flattery
stooge, yes-man, flunkey, flunky - a person of unquestioning obedience
Freudian - a person who follows the basic theories or practices of Sigmund Freud
Hegelian - a follower of the thought of Hegel
inferior - one of lesser rank or station or quality
Jacksonian - a follower of Andrew Jackson or his ideas
janissary - a loyal supporter; "every politician has a following of janissaries"
Jeffersonian - a follower of Thomas Jefferson or his ideas and principles
Jungian - a follower or advocate of Carl Jung's theories
Keynesian - a follower of the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes
Lamarckian - a believer in Lamarckism
leech, parasite, sponger, sponge - a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
Machiavellian - a follower of Machiavelli's principles
Mendelian - a follower of Mendelism
Mohammedan, Muhammadan, Muhammedan - a follower of Mohammed
myrmidon - a follower who carries out orders without question
Nestorian - a follower of Nestorius
Newtonian - a follower of Isaac Newton
regular - a dependable follower (especially in party politics); "he is one of the party regulars"
respecter - a person who respects someone or something; usually used in the negative; "X is no respecter of Y"
planet, satellite - a person who follows or serves another
sheep - a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision; "his students followed him like sheep"
Skinnerian - a follower of the theories or methods of B. F. Skinner
Stalinist - a follower of Stalin and Stalinism
submitter - someone who yields to the will of another person or force
hanger-on, tagalong - someone who persistently (and annoyingly) follows along
feudatory, liege, liege subject, liegeman, vassal - a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord
Wagnerian - a follower of the theories or an admirer of the music of Richard Wagner
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
2.follower - someone who travels behind or pursues another
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
chaser, pursuer - a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture; "always before he had been able to outwit his pursuers"
shadow - an inseparable companion; "the poor child was his mother's shadow"
shadower, tail, shadow - a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

follower

noun
1. supporter, fan, representative, convert, believer, admirer, backer, partisan, disciple, protagonist, devotee, worshipper, apostle, pupil, cohort (chiefly U.S.), adherent, henchman, groupie (slang), habitué, votary violent clashes between followers of the two organisations
supporter leader, teacher, tutor, guru, mentor, svengali, swami
2. attendant, assistant, companion, helper, sidekick (slang), henchman, retainer (History), hanger-on, minion, lackey the standard devoted camp follower
attendant rival, enemy, opponent, contender, foe, antagonist

follower

noun
One who supports and adheres to another:
Translations
تابِع، نَصير، تِلْميذ
následovník
tilhænger
követõ
fylgjandi
nasledovník

follower

[ˈfɒləʊəʳ] N (= disciple) → discípulo/a m/f, seguidor(a) m/f; [of team] → aficionado/a m/f (Pol etc) → partidario/a m/f
the followers of fashionlos que siguen la moda

follower

[ˈfɒləʊər] n
[person] → disciple mf
[movement, party] → partisan(e) m/f

follower

n (= disciple)Anhänger(in) m(f), → Schüler(in) m(f); (old, = servant) → Gefolgsmann m; to be a follower of fashionsehr modebewusst sein; he’s a follower of Blairer ist Blair-Anhänger or ein Anhänger von Blair

follower

[ˈfɒləʊəʳ] n (disciple) → seguace m/f, discepolo/a; (of team) → tifoso/a

follow

(ˈfoləu) verb
1. to go or come after. I will follow (you).
2. to go along (a road, river etc). Follow this road.
3. to understand. Do you follow (my argument)?
4. to act according to. I followed his advice.
ˈfollower noun
a person who follows, especially the philosophy, ideas etc of another person. He is a follower of Plato (= Plato's theories).
ˈfollowing noun
supporters. He has a great following among the poorer people.
adjective
1. coming after. the following day.
2. about to be mentioned. You will need the following things.
preposition
after; as a result of. Following his illness, his hair turned white.
pronoun
things about to be mentioned. You must bring the following – pen, pencil, paper and rubber.
ˈfollow-up noun
further reaction or response. Was there any follow-up to the letter you wrote to the newspaper?
follow up
1. to go further in doing something. The police are following up a clue.
2. to find out more about (something). I followed up the news.
References in classic literature ?
Listen," interrupted Duncan; "you have heard from this faithful follower of the captives, that the Indians are of two tribes, if not of different nations.
I am not a pagan, but a Christian philosopher--a follower of the sect of Jesus.
Another fisherman was picked up here--and that so silently, that if Young Jerry had been superstitious, he might have supposed the second follower of the gentle craft to have, all of a sudden, split himself into two.
So you are a follower of the great god Whim," she replied, with somewhat of an eager interest in her voice.
But this indication of his taste for good cheer, joined to the annunciation of his being a follower of the Court, who had lost himself at the great hunting-match, cannot induce the niggard Hermit to produce better fare than bread and cheese, for which his guest showed little appetite; and ``thin drink,'' which was even less acceptable.
Like as it were a follower that had hid there when he heard the mistress coming.
Or else Petersen Sahib will surely catch thee and make thee a wild hunter--a follower of elephant's foot tracks, a jungle bear.
So, senor, as for these honours which your worship would put upon me as a servant and follower of knight-errantry, exchange them for other things which may be of more use and advantage to me; for these, though I fully acknowledge them as received, I renounce from this moment to the end of the world.
An old gentleman," continued the concierge, "a stanch follower of the Bourbons; he had an only daughter, who married M.
Happily Marie and a follower of hers named Kitty could disguise themselves admirably in men's clothes.
He then aimed a spear at Ajax, and missed him, but he hit Lycophron a follower of Ajax, who came from Cythera, but was living with Ajax inasmuch as he had killed a man among the Cythereans.
The father of my attached follower was a native of gigantic frame, and had once possessed prodigious physical powers; but the lofty form was now yielding to the inroads of time, though the hand of disease seemed never to have been laid upon the aged warrior.