Definition of Follower

1. Noun. A person who accepts the leadership of another.




2. Noun. Someone who travels behind or pursues another.
Generic synonyms: Traveler, Traveller
Specialized synonyms: Chaser, Pursuer, Shadow, Shadow, Shadower, Tail
Derivative terms: Follow, Follow

Definition of Follower

1. n. One who follows; a pursuer; an attendant; a disciple; a dependent associate; a retainer.

Definition of Follower

1. Noun. (literally) One who follows, comes after another. ¹

2. Noun. Something that comes after another thing. ¹

3. Noun. One who is a part of master's physical group, such as a servant or retainer. ¹

4. Noun. One who follows mentally, adherer to the opinions, ideas or teachings of another, a movement etc. ¹

5. Noun. An imitator, who follows another's example ¹

6. Noun. A pursuer. ¹

7. Noun. A machine part receiving motion from another ¹

8. Noun. A man courting a maidservant. ¹

9. Noun. Young cattle. ¹

10. Noun. A metal piece placed at the top of a candle to keep the wax melting evenly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Follower

1. one that follows [n -S] - See also: follows

Medical Definition of Follower

1. 1. One who follows; a pursuer; an attendant; a disciple; a dependent associate; a retainer. 2. A sweetheart; a beau. 3. The removable flange, or cover, of a piston. A gland. 4. The part of a machine that receives motion from another part. See Driver. 5. Among law stationers, a sheet of parchment or paper which is added to the first sheet of an indenture or other deed. Synonym: Imitator, copier, disciple, adherent, partisan, dependent, attendant. Origin: OE. Folwere, AS. Folgere. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Follower Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Follower

follow one's bliss
follow ons
follow out
follow somebody off a cliff
follow suit
follow through
follow up
follow up on
followable
followday
followdays
followed
followed by
followed on
followed up
follower (current term)
followers
followership
followerships
followeth
following
following(a)
following bougie
following on
following up
followingly
followings
follows
follows on
follows up

Literary usage of Follower

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1. Mechanisms and Mechanical Movements: A Treatise on Different Types of by Franklin Day Jones (1918)
"The follower of a cam belonging to either class may either move in a straight line or ... The follower may also have either a uniform motion or a uniformly ..."

2. Mechanism by Robert McArdle Keown (1921)
"Cam and follower.—The cam mechanism usually consists of two elements, ... Contact between Cam and follower.—Theoretically the contact between a cam and its ..."

3. Mechanism by Robert McArdle Keown (1921)
"Cam and follower.—The cam mechanism usually consists of two elements, ... Contact between Cam and follower.—Theoretically the contact between a cam and its ..."

4. Machine Design by Forrest Robert Jones (1900)
"Cylindrical cam with follower having a right-line motion. —Fig. 109 shows the end and side views of a cylindrical cam composed of a drum with a groove cut ..."

5. Complete Prose Works by Walt Whitman (1891)
"A SILENT LITTLE follower—THE COREOPSIS. Here I must say a word about a little follower, present even now before my eyes. I have been accompanied on my whole ..."

6. Poems of the Great War by John William Cunliffe (1916)
"THE CAMP-follower WE spoke, the camp-follower and I. About us was a cold, pungent odor — Gun-powder, stale wine, wet earth, and the smell of thousands of ..."

7. Plane and Spherical Trigonometry by George Albert Wentworth, George Anthony Hill (1889)
"from, the beginning, the follower takes one end of the chain, and a pin which he thrusts into the ground at the beginning of the line. ..."

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