Following definition

fŏlō-ĭng
Moving in the same direction that a ship is moving.
adjective
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4
A group of followers or adherents.
noun
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2
Now to be enumerated.

The following people will report for duty.

adjective
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A group or gathering of admirers, adherents, or disciples.

A lecturer with a large following.

noun
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3
Coming next in time or order.

In the following chapter.

adjective
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13
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The item or items to be mentioned next.

Please buy the following: milk, bread, and eggs.

noun
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1
About to be specified.

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adjective
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Blowing in the same direction as the course of a ship or aircraft. Used of wind.
adjective
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2
That follows; next after.

The following year.

adjective
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2
A following is defined as a group of admirers.

An example of a following is a group of people who love a particular author.

noun
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To be mentioned immediately; to be dealt with next.

The following people were chosen.

adjective
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Subsequent to; after.

Following dinner, brandy was served in the study.

preposition
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(of a wind) Blowing in the direction of travel.

The following wind sped us on our way.

adjective
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The definition of following is coming next.

An example of following is the 5th grade to the 4th grade.

adjective
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Coming next, either in sequence or in time.

See the following section.

adjective
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0
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Following the meeting, we all had a chat.

preposition
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He had a loyal following.

noun
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Something to be mentioned immediately later. Used with the definite article the.

The following is a recommendation letter from the president.

noun
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Vocation; business; profession.
noun
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After.

Following lunch he left.

preposition
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Following is defined as after.

An example of following used as a preposition is in the sentence, "Following lunch, the children played outside," which means that the children played outside after lunch.

preposition
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the following
  • the one or ones to be mentioned immediately
  • what follows
idiom
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
following
Plural:
followings

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the following