following

  • 1 following — has long been used as a participial adjective either qualifying a noun, as in for the following reasons, or by itself as a quasi noun, as in The following are my reasons. From this has developed a use of following as a quasi preposition… …

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  • 2 following — n Following, clientele, public, audience are comparable when they denote the body of persons who attach themselves to another especially as disciples, patrons, or admirers. Following is the most comprehensive term, applicable to a group that… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Following — Following, le suiveur Données clés Titre original Following Réalisation Christopher Nolan Scénario Christopher Nolan Sociétés de production Next Wave Films Syncopy Pays d’origine …

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  • 4 Following — Fol low*ing, a. 1. Next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held on the following day. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) (In the field of a telescope) In the direction from which stars are apparently moving (in consequence of the earth s… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 following — [fäl′ō iŋ] adj. 1. that follows; next after [the following year] 2. to be mentioned immediately; to be dealt with next [the following people were chosen] 3. moving in the same direction that a ship is moving: said of the tide or wind n. a group… …

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  • 6 following — [adj] happening, being next or after after a while, afterward, attendant, a while later, back, by and by, coming, coming after, coming next, consecutive, consequent, consequential, directly after, ensuing, henceforth, hinder, in pursuit, in… …

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  • 7 following — ► PREPOSITION ▪ coming after or as a result of. ► NOUN ▪ a body of supporters or admirers. ► ADJECTIVE 1) next in time or order. 2) about to be mentioned: the following information …

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  • 8 Following — Fol low*ing, n. 1. One s followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Vocation; business; profession. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 following — index ancillary (subsidiary), business (occupation), consequential (deducible), continuous, deductible ( …

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  • 10 following — (n.) c.1300, action of the verb FOLLOW (Cf. follow). Meaning a body of disciples or retainers is from mid 15c …

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  • 11 following — [[t]fɒ̱loʊɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦ followings 1) PREP Following a particular event means after that event. In the centuries following Christ s death, Christians genuinely believed the world was about to end... Following a day of medical research, the… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 following — fol|low|ing1 [ falouıŋ ] function word *** Following can be used in these ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): Following months of uncertainty, the government has finally announced its decision. as an adjective (only before a noun): She… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 following — I UK [ˈfɒləʊɪŋ] / US [ˈfɑloʊɪŋ] adjective, preposition, pronoun *** Summary: Following can be used in these ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): Following months of uncertainty, the government has finally announced its decision. as an… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 following — fol|low|ing1 W1S2 [ˈfɔləuıŋ US ˈfa:lou ] adj 1.) the following afternoon/month/page/chapter etc the next afternoon, month etc ≠ ↑preceding ▪ He was sick in the evening, but the following day he was better. 2.) the following example/way etc the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 following — 1 adjective 1 the following afternoon/month/page/chapter etc the next afternoon, month etc: He was sick in the evening, but the following day he was better. 2 the following example/way etc the example, way etc that will be mentioned next: Payment …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 following*/*/*/ — [ˈfɒləʊɪŋ] grammar word I summary: Following can be: ■ a preposition: Following the lecture, there will be the opportunity to ask questions. ■ an adjective: She arrived the following day. ■ a pronoun: Please read the following carefully. 1) after …

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  • 17 following — /fol oh ing/, n. 1. a body of followers, attendants, adherents, etc. 2. the body of admirers, attendants, patrons, etc., of someone or something: That television show has a large following. 3. the following, that which comes immediately after, as …

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  • 18 following —    by Graeme Gilloch   Of the many possible meanings of the term following , two seem to be of particular significance for an understanding of Baudrillard s work. Following may be understood firstly in a spatial/active sense as the conscious… …

    The Baudrillard dictionary

  • 19 Following — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Following Produktionsland Vereinigtes Königreich …

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  • 20 following — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, considerable, great, huge, large, mass, strong ▪ small ▪ …

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