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English adjective: following

1. following about to be mentioned or specified

SamplesThe following items.




2. following immediately following in time or order

SamplesThe following day.
Next in line.
The next president.
The next item on the list.




3. following going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction

SamplesThe crowd of following cars made the occasion seem like a parade.
Tried to outrun the following footsteps.



4. following in the desired direction

SamplesA following wind.

Similarfavorable, favourable

Antonymsunfavorable, unfavourable

English noun: following

1. following (group) a group of followers or enthusiasts


Broader (hypernym)hoi polloi, mass, masses, multitude, people, the great unwashed

Narrower (hyponym)claque, faithful, fandom

Member holonymbuff, devotee, fan, lover

2. following (act) the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

SamplesThe culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit.

Synonymschase, pursual, pursuit

Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement

Narrower (hyponym)shadowing, stalk, stalking, tailing, tracking, trailing

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