Definitions of following

  1.   Vocation; business; profession.
  2.   about to be mentioned or specified; " the following items"
  3.   Coming next after.
  4.   Succeeding.
  5.   a group of followers or enthusiasts
  6.   of Follow
  7.   the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture; " the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"
  8.   going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction; " the crowd of following cars made the occasion seem like a parade"; " tried to outrun the following footsteps"
  9.   ( In the field of a telescope) In the direction from which stars are apparently moving ( in consequence of the earth's rotation); as, a small star, north following or south following. In the direction toward which stars appear to move is called preceding.
  10.   in the desired direction; " a following wind"
  11.   A body of adherents or attendants.
  12.   Next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held on the following day.
  13.   Body of followers or retainer; a sect or party following the lead of their chief; body of adherents or disciples; body of attendants; vocation; calling; occupation; " In every age men in general attend more to their own immediate pursuits and followings than to the claims of discontented factions."- Sharon Turner.
  14.   Next in order; succeeding.
  15.   Vocation or calling; disciples or adherents collectively.
  16.   Being next after; succeeding.
  17.   immediately following in time or order; " the following day"; " next in line"; " the next president"; " the next item on the list"
  18.   Body of followers.
  19.   One's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively.

Quotes of following

  1. The director took my face in his hands and asked me to show him my teeth, as with a horse. This happened on a Wednesday, and by the following Monday I was shooting. – Victoria Abril
  2. All of the sudden the audiences started getting younger and the spread of the attendance was really wide. I think it's as a result of the records selling more that they started following our careers. – John Cale
  3. For me to go back and to play for audiences some of whom have been following me for thirty years and some who have found me in the last five or six years, that's really an interesting thing. I have an audience that goes from kids to seventy year olds. – David Cassidy
  4. Why has elegance found so little following That is the reality of it. Elegance has the disadvantage, if that's what it is, that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. – Edsger Dijkstra
  5. He grows daily more capable of following any inspiration without technical effort, and also of letting inspiration come to him through meticulous observation. – Eugen Herrigel
  6. I don't have people following me around, like bodyguards. I don't know how people live like that. Maybe the young movie stars have to live like that, I don't know. But it seems a little crazy to me. I don't think you need all that stuff. – Anthony Hopkins
  7. This kind of painting with its large frames is a bourgeois drawing -room art. It is an art dealer's art -and that came in after the civil wars following the French Revolution. – Edvard Munch
  8. Every time we've gone somewhere, it's just been better and better and God's always blessed us for following – Stacie Orrico
  9. It cannot be assumed that equity was following common law whenever they agreed, any more than the converse. – Frederick Pollock
  10. I've often reflected on this in the past weeks as I've been following the presidential campaign: Very often, I thought it would have been great for both of these guys to sit down and be force -fed a couple of dozen episodes of Star Trek. – Patrick Stewart
  11. I've developed a huge regard for Toyota for its environmental awareness, for its immense commitment to research and development in this field, and for its leadership in developing hybrids which others are now following – Maurice Strong
  12. I've no idea what Eddie Irvine's orders are, but he's following them superlatively well. – Murray Walker
  13. Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe. – George Washington
  14. When I went to college, we had a very good local following but stations only televised two or three NCAA games a season. And when I went to Europe, once in a while we had a good crowd, but usually not. – Sue Wicks

Usage examples for following

  1. Here I am, my dear Longcluse, said Richard Arden, rising and following him to the window, ready to hear you. ” – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  2. Are they following us? ” – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  3. She, too, was following him a little way into the future. ” – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. But," following the glance of the other at his luggage, " this is a very dead time of the night with us, sir. ” – Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens
  5. But it was not until a late hour of the following morning that even the lawyer heard what had happened at Chippenham. ” – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  6. He was following at a safe distance. ” – The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume
  7. “ A ship was following them. ” – World Beyond Pluto by C. H. Thames
  8. But, you see, we're only following – The Young Alaskans on the Missouri by Emerson Hough
  9. Did you blame the boy for following – Little Rivers A Book Of Essays In Profitable Idleness by Henry van Dyke
  10. The last method is best for the following reasons. ” – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  11. Besides these are the following viz. ” – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  12. On the following day Bellairs went very early to the dahabeeyah and asked for her. ” – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  13. But the fear of the thing made me so nervous that I did not sleep all of the following night. ” – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings
  14. He had a dull feeling that he must have slept through the whole night and even the following day. ” – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  15. “ I am following thee about so that I may see thee. ” – The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians by E. A. Wallis Budge
  16. “ I then asked, and received the following answer: I have to work at my business all day long, and often far into the night. ” – The Intellectual Life by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  17. Hand in hand they set off, with Splash following after them. ” – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus by Laura Lee Hope
  18. We were early at the professor's the following morning, and found him waiting and almost as anxious as we were. ” – Weapons of Mystery by Joseph Hocking
  19. It is a mistake to be following up the man. ” – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson