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Webster 1913 Edition


Follower

Fol′low-er

,
Noun.
[OE.
folwere
, AS.
folgere
.]
1.
One who follows; a pursuer; an attendant; a disciple; a dependent associate; a retainer.
2.
A sweetheart; a beau.
[Colloq.]
A. Trollope.
3.
(Steam Engine)
(a)
The removable flange, or cover, of a piston. See Illust. of
Piston
.
(b)
A gland. See Illust. of
Stuffing box
.
4.
(Mach.)
The part of a machine that receives motion from another part. See
Driver
.
Syn. – Imitator; copier; disciple; adherent; partisan; dependent; attendant.

Webster 1828 Edition


Follower

FOL'LOWER

, n.
1.
One who comes, goes or moves after another, in the same course.
2.
One that takes another as his guide in doctrines, opinions or example; one who receives the opinions, and imitates the example of another; an adherent; an imitator.
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who, through faith and patience, inherit the promises. Heb. 6.
3.
One who obeys, worships and honors.
Be ye followers of God, as dear children. Eph. 5.
4.
An adherent; a disciple; one who embraces the same system; as a follower of Plato.
5.
An attendant; a companion; an associate or a dependent. The warrior distributed the plunder among his followers.
No follower, but a friend.
6.
One under the command of another.
7.
One of the same faction or party.

Definition 2023


follower

follower

English

Noun

follower (plural followers)

  1. (literally) One who follows, comes after another.
  2. Something that comes after another thing.
  3. One who is a part of master's physical group, such as a servant or retainer.
  4. One who follows mentally, adherer to the opinions, ideas or teachings of another, a movement etc.
  5. An imitator, who follows another's example
  6. A pursuer.
  7. A machine part receiving motion from another
  8. A man courting a maidservant.
  9. Young cattle.
  10. A metal piece placed at the top of a candle to keep the wax melting evenly.
  11. (Australian rules football) Any of the three players (the ruckman, ruck rover, and rover) who usually follow the ball around the ground rather than occupying a fixed position.
  12. (colloquial, dated) A debt collector.

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Noun

follower m (plural followers)

  1. (Internet) follower (on Twitter and similar sites)

Verb

follower

  1. (Internet) To follow (on Twitter and similar sites)

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