|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|
|Related terms:||multitude faithful claque fandom fan follow|
|3.||[ adjective ] immediately following in time or order|
"the following day" "next in line" "the next president" "the next item on the list"
|4.||[ adjective ] about to be mentioned or specified|
"the following items
|5.||[ adjective ] in the desired direction|
"a following wind"
|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|
"the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"
|Related terms:||motion stalk trailing wild-goose_chase shadowing chase pursue|