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followed, past tense; followed, past participle; following, present participle; follows, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Go or come after (a person or thing proceeding ahead); move or travel behind
    • - she went back into the house, and Ben followed her
    • - he was following behind in his car
  2. Go after (someone) in order to observe or monitor
    • - the KGB man followed her everywhere
  3. Strive after; aim at
    • - I follow fame
  4. Go along (a route or path)

  5. (of a route or path) Go in the same direction as or parallel to (another)
    • - the road follows a hidden sweetwater brook
  6. Come after in time or order
    • - the six years that followed his restoration
    • - the rates are as follows
  7. Happen after (something else) as a consequence
    • - raucous laughter followed the ribald remark
    • - retribution soon followed
  8. Be a logical consequence
    • - it thus follows from this equation that the value must be negative
  9. (of a person) Do something after (something else)
    • - he follows his surprise hit movie with a paranoid thriller
  10. Have (a dish or course) after another or others in a meal
    • - turkey was followed by dessert
  11. Act according to (an instruction or precept)
    • - he has difficulty in following written instructions
  12. Conform to
    • - the film faithfully follows Shakespeare's plot
  13. Act according to the lead or example of (someone)
    • - he follows Aristotle in believing this
  14. Treat as a teacher or guide
    • - those who seek to follow Jesus Christ
  15. Pay close attention to (something)
    • - I've been following this discussion closely
  16. Keep track of; trace the movement or direction of
    • - she followed his gaze, peering into the gloom
  17. Maintain awareness of the current state or progress of (events in a particular sphere or account)
    • - young Italians follow football
  18. (of a person or account) Be concerned with the development of (something)
    • - the book follows the life and career of Henry Clay
  19. Understand the meaning or tendency of (a speaker or argument)
    • - I still don't follow you
  20. Practice (a trade or profession)

  21. Undertake or carry out (a course of action or study)
    • - she followed a strict diet
  1. Topspin imparted to a cue ball, causing it to continue forward after striking the object ball

  1. to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum"
  2. postdate: be later in time; "Tuesday always follows Monday"
  3. come as a logical consequence; follow logically; "It follows that your assertion is false"; "the theorem falls out nicely"
  4. travel along a certain course; "follow the road"; "follow the trail"
  5. comply: 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. Follow is the third album by Pakho Chau, comprising of four new tracks, and nine previously-released tracks. It was released in Hong Kong on July 10, 2009.
  8. Influenced by U2, Radiohead, and Pink Floyd, The Follow shared stages with various artists such as Plain White T’s, Billy Corgan’s Zwan, & Gravity Kills. ...
  9. (Following (solitaire)) Following is a solitaire card game which uses a deck of playing cards. It is so called because a player has to follow a rotation of suits. It was first described in the book "Games of Patience" by M. ...
  10. (Following (The Bangles song)) "Following" is a song by female band The Bangles. It was the fifth and last single released off their album Different Light.
  11. (The following) Following is a 1998 neo-noir film directed by Christopher Nolan. It tells the story of a young man who follows strangers around the streets of London and is drawn into a criminal underworld when he fails to keep his distance. ...
  12. To go or come after in physical space; To go or come after in a sequence; To carry out in accordance to (orders, instructions, etc); To live one's life according to (religion, teachings, etc); To understand, to pay attention to; To watch, to keep track of (reports of) some event or person; ...
  13. (Followed) Dwight D. Eisenhower
  14. (Followed) Sir Robert Sidney Foster
  15. (Following) People you are interested for following by subscribing to their updates or tweets.
  16. (FOLLOWING) of wind or sea, to be coming from astern
  17. (Following) Also known as seconding. To follow the path of the lead climber up a route, usually cleaning protection as you go.
  18. (Following) Business day convention. Payments or contractual transactions that fall on a non-business day are assumed to be executed on the following business day.
  19. (Following) is subscribing to a Twitter user to get all of their tweets.
  20. (Following) people from whom you receive tweets.
  21. (The following) free photo download terms of use applies to everyone, as does the offer for free photos. Before downloading / using free photos, you must agree to these terms:
  22. (following) The ability of the follower to react correctly to the signals given by the leader through physical and visual connections.
  23. (following) not available in abbreviated syntax
  24. Like “friend,” following got an updated meaning to say “someone who is tracking a particular person, group, etc. on a social networking site.”
  25. A term used to broadly define the order of movement of committed or uncommitted combat, combat support, and combat service support forces in a given combat operation. The term is a tactical task in which maneuver control measures must be used.