1. [ adjective ] going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction

"the crowd of following cars made the occasion seem like a parade" "tried to outrun the following footsteps"

Related terms: leading pursuing stalking shadowing
2. [ noun ] a group of followers or enthusiasts
Synonyms: followers
Related terms: multitude faithful claque fandom fan follow
3. [ adjective ] immediately following in time or order
Synonyms: next

"the following day" "next in line" "the next president" "the next item on the list"

Related terms: succeeding
4. [ adjective ] about to be mentioned or specified
Synonyms: undermentioned

"the following items

Related terms: succeeding
5. [ adjective ] in the desired direction

"a following wind"

Related terms: favorable
6. [ pronoun ] preposition, conforming or agreeing with, or as stated by
Synonyms: by according_as from according_to
7. [ noun ] the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
Synonyms: chase pursuit

"the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"

Related terms: motion stalk trailing wild-goose_chase shadowing chase pursue
Similar spelling:   fooling