Definition of follower in English:


Syllabification: fol·low·er
Pronunciation: /ˈfälō-ər


  • 1An adherent or devotee of a particular person, cause, or activity: a freethinker and follower of Voltaire
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    • More than three-quarters of Muslims living in Britain say that they are devout followers of Islam.
    • A devout follower of Christ, Cora cannot understand or accept Addie's lack of religious observance.
    • "I had many wonderful nights here in this venue, " she told her loyal followers.
    acolyte, assistant, attendant, companion; henchman, minion, lackey, servant
    informal hanger-on, sidekick
    disciple, apostle, supporter, defender, champion; believer, true believer, worshiperfan, enthusiast, admirer, devotee, lover, supporter, adherent
  • 1.1Someone who is tracking a particular person, group, organization, etc. on a social media website or application: she remains an immensely divisive figure, but she has a million followers on Facebook
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    • The British celebrity has clocked up 500,000 followers while Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher is nearing the two million mark.
    • To put that in perspective, he has 694,000 fewer followers than comedian Stephen Fry.
    • But for Mr. Gall and his Facebook followers, the endless litany of bad economic news just isn't going to help them navigate the murky waters ahead.
  • 2A person who moves or travels behind someone or something.
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    • Whereas before he had counted twenty-six followers behind the armoured barbarian, now he saw only twelve.
    • She ran as fast as she could and heard clearly behind her, her follower's footsteps.
    • Behind him thousands of warrior followers thronged the courtyards of the fabled Tomb of Ali and did likewise.

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