Definition of FOLLOWING

noun : FOLLOWING

Source: WordNet 3.1

verb : FOLLOWING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum" ;

  • 3. (

    ) come as a logical consequence; follow logically; "It follows that your assertion is false"; "the theorem falls out nicely" ;

  • 5. (

    ) act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes; "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules" ;

  • 6. (

    ) come after in time, as a result; "A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake" ;

  • 7. (

    ) behave in accordance or in agreement with; "Follow a pattern"; "Follow my example" ;

  • 8. (

    ) be next; "Mary plays best, with John and Sue following" ;

  • 9. (

    ) choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals" ;

  • 10. (

    ) to bring something about at a later time than; "She followed dinner with a brandy"; "He followed his lecture with a question and answer period" ;

  • 11. (

    ) imitate in behavior; take as a model; "Teenagers follow their friends in everything" ;

  • 12. (

    ) follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba"; "trace the student's progress"; "trace one's ancestry" ;

  • 17. (

    ) to be the product or result; "Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience" ;

  • 18. (

    ) accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of; "Let's follow our great helmsman!"; "She followed a guru for years" ;

  • 19. (

    ) adhere to or practice; "These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion" ;

  • 20. (

    ) work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher" ;

  • 21. (

    ) keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing" ;

  • 22. (

    ) follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life" ;

  • 23. (

    ) grasp the meaning; "Can you follow her argument?"; "When he lectures, I cannot follow" ;

Adjective : FOLLOWING

Source: WordNet 3.1

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