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English adjective: following

1. following about to be mentioned or specified


SamplesThe following items.


Synonymsundermentioned


Similarsucceeding


Antonymspreceding

2. following immediately following in time or order


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


Synonymsnext


Similarsucceeding


Antonymspreceding

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.


Similarpursuing


Antonymsleading

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


Synonymsfollowers


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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