Definitions for: Following

[n] the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture; "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"
[n] a group of followers or enthusiasts
[adj] immediately following in time or order; "the following day"; "next in line"; "the next president"; "the next item on the list"
[adj] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Fol"low*ing, n.
1. One's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively.

2. Vocation; business; profession.

Fol"low*ing, a.
1. Next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held
on the following day.

2. (Astron.) (In the field of a telescope) In the direction
from which stars are apparently moving (in consequence of
the earth's rotation); as, a small star, north following
or south following. In the direction toward which stars
appear to move is called preceding.

Note: The four principal directions in the field of a
telescope are north, south, following, preceding.

Synonyms: chase, followers, next, pursuing, pursuit, shadowing, stalking, succeeding(a), tailing

Antonyms: leading

See Also: afficionado, buff, claque, devotee, faithful, fan, fandom, hoi polloi, lover, mass, masses, motion, move, movement, multitude, people, shadowing, stalk, stalking, tailing, tracking, trailing

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