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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 ?
Thus spake Zarathustra, and, laughing with eyes and entrails, he stood still and turned round quickly--and behold, he almost thereby threw his shadow and follower to the ground, so closely had the latter followed at his heels, and so weak was he.
I entertained you, sir,'' said John, reining up his palfrey haughtily, ``for my follower, but not for my counsellor.
It is the mere wantonness of insult,'' said one of the oldest and most important of Prince John's followers, Waldemar Fitzurse, ``and if your Grace attempt it, cannot but prove ruinous to your projects.
COSTLY followers are not to be liked; lest while a man maketh his train longer, he make his wings shorter.
But at this very time two serpents appeared and destroyed Laocoon and one of his two sons, a portent which so alarmed the followers of Aeneas that they withdrew to Ida.
Fragment #4 -- Scholiast on Euripedes, Troades 31: For the followers of Acamus and Demophon took no share -- it is said -- of the spoils, but only Aethra, for whose sake, indeed, they came to Ilium with Menestheus to lead them.
Elizabethan prose, all too chaotic in the beauty and force which overflowed into it from Elizabethan poetry, and incorrect with an incorrectness which leaves it scarcely legitimate prose at all: then, in reaction against that, the correctness of Dryden, and his followers through the eighteenth century, determining the standard of a prose in the proper sense, not inferior to the prose of the Augustan age in Latin, or of the "great age in France": and, again in reaction against this, the wild mixture of poetry and prose, in our wild nineteenth century, under the influence of such writers as Dickens and Carlyle: such are the three periods into which the story of our prose literature divides itself.
The followers of Chaucer, and the precursors of Shakespeare, are alike real persons to him--old Langland reminding him of Carlyle's "Gospel of Labour.
Achmet's followers were for running a spear through the body of their hereditary enemy; but Achmet would have it otherwise.
In vain did his anxious followers seek for him, he was nowhere to be found.
His followers are all dancing on the plain, to their own vocal music.
If to any followers I princely treasure gave of old while we in that good realm happy sate," let him my gift repay, let him now aid me.