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Definition 1: the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture - [noun denoting act]

Samples where following or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for following in the sense of this definition

(following is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

(... is a kind of following ) the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind

(... is a kind of following ) the act of following someone secretly

(... is a kind of following ) the act of following prey stealthily

Definition 2: a group of followers or enthusiasts - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for following in the sense of this definition

(following is a kind of ...) the common people generally

"separate the warriors from the mass" "power to the people"

(... is a kind of following ) a group of followers hired to applaud at a performance

(... is a kind of following ) any loyal and steadfast following

(... is a kind of following ) the fans of a sport or famous person

(following is a member of ...) an ardent follower and admirer

Definition 3: going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where following or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(following is similar to ...) following in order to overtake or capture or as accompaniment to such pursuit

"the fox fled from the pursuing hounds" "listened for the hounds' pursuing bark"

Definition 4: in the desired direction - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where following or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a following wind

(following is similar to ...) (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate

"the days were fair and the winds were favorable"

Definition 5: about to be mentioned or specified - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where following or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the following items

Synonyms for following in the sense of this definition

(following is similar to ...) coming after or following

Definition 6: immediately following in time or order - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where following or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for following in the sense of this definition

(following is similar to ...) coming after or following

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