Definition of follower in English:


Line breaks: fol|low¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈfɒləʊə


  • 1A person who supports and admires a particular person or set of ideas: followers of Nietzsche
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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, satellite, companion, retainer, henchman, minion, lackey, toady, servant, page, squire
    archaic liegeman, pursuivant
    disciple, apostle, supporter, defender, champion; believer, worshipper, votary
  • 1.1A person who takes an active interest in a particular activity: he is a keen follower of football
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    • Their continued development will be watched with interest by all followers of Sligo Gaelic football.
    • He lived in Croydon Avenue and was a keen follower of Manchester City Football Club.
    • It has attracted few followers and perhaps more interest outside the UK than within.
  • 1.2Someone 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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  • US politicians are hearing from voters that they are sick of poll-popping politics and want leadership, not followership.
  • The big difficulty in the NHS is how to achieve followership as well as leadership.
  • Can we begin to imagine how this change in worldview might change how we think about leadership, followership, change, and work?

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