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Meaning of following by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( RP ) IPA: /ˈfɒləʊɪŋ/, X-SAMPA: /"fQl@UIN/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /ˈfɑloʊɪŋ/, X-SAMPA: /"fAloUIN/
    • Hyphenation: fol‧low‧ing


    following ( not comparable )

    1. Coming next, either in sequence or in time
      See the following section .
    2. About to be specified
      The following words have no definition . . .
    3. ( of a wind ) Blowing in the direction of travel
      The following wind sped us on our way .


    • abovementioned
    • aforementioned
    • aforesaid



    1. After, subsequent to .
      Following the meeting, we all had a chat .


    following ( plural: followings )

    1. A group of followers, attendants or admirers; an entourage .
      He had a loyal following .
    2. Something to be mentioned immediately later. Used with the definite article the .
      The following is a recommendation letter from the president .


Explanation of following by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. about to be mentioned or specified

    2. the following items
    3. immediately following in time or order

    4. the following day
    5. going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction

    6. the crowd of following cars made the occasion seem like a parade
      tried to outrun the following footsteps
    7. in the desired direction

    8. a following wind
    1. the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

    2. a group of followers or enthusiasts