English adjective: following
|1.||following about to be mentioned or specified|
|Samples||The following items.|
|2.||following immediately following in time or order|
|Samples||The 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|
|Samples||The crowd of following cars made the occasion seem like a parade.|
Tried to outrun the following footsteps.
|4.||following in the desired direction|
|Samples||A following wind.|
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 holonym||buff, devotee, fan, lover|
|2.||following (act) the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture|
|Samples||The culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit.|
|Synonyms||chase, pursual, pursuit|
|Broader (hypernym)||motion, move, movement|
|Narrower (hyponym)||shadowing, stalk, stalking, tailing, tracking, trailing|