Following - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɑːloʊɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word following
Brit.  |ˈfɒləʊɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word following
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to follow

noun

- a group of followers or enthusiasts (syn: followers)
- the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture (syn: chase, pursual, pursuit)

adjective

- about to be mentioned or specified(syn: undermentioned)
- immediately following in time or order(syn: next)
- in the desired direction

Examples

She found a good job, and moved into a new house the following year.

We met again the following day.

Trains will leave at the following times: 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 8 p.m.

The band has a large and devoted following in Japan.

The movement quickly gained a following among young people.

Following the lecture, refreshments were served.

We were tired for a few days following our trip.

This religious sect had a large following among young people.

The shop has a small but loyal following.

Following the dinner there will be a dance.

Some weeks following the elections were extremely tense.

The band has a big following in Europe.

Following the president's speech, there will be a few minutes for questions.

Thousands of refugees left the country following the outbreak of civil war.

Will the following please stand up: Woods, Smith and Jones.

Word forms

noun
singular: following
plural: followings
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