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Meaning of FOLLOWER

Pronunciation:  'fâlowur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an ordinary person who accepts the leadership of another
  2. [n]  someone who travels behind or pursues another

FOLLOWER is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Antonyms: leader
 See Also: adherent, adulator, afficionado, buff, camp follower, chaser, cultist, devotee, disciple, dweeb, fan, feudatory, flatterer, flunkey, flunky, hanger-on, human, individual, inferior, janissary, leech, liege, liege subject, liegeman, lover, mortal, myrmidon, Newtonian, parasite, person, planet, pursuer, regular, respecter, satellite, shadow, shadower, sheep, Skinnerian, somebody, someone, soul, sponge, sponger, Stalinist, stooge, submitter, subordinate, subsidiary, tagalong, tail, traveler, traveller, underling, vassal, yes-man



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fol"low*er\, n. [OE. folwere, AS. folgere.]
1. One who follows; a pursuer; an attendant; a disciple; a
   dependent associate; a retainer.

2. A sweetheart; a beau. [Colloq.] --A. Trollope.

3. (Steam Engine)
   (a) The removable flange, or cover, of a piston. See
       Illust. of {Piston}.
   (b) A gland. See Illust. of {Stuffing box}.

4. (Mach.) The part of a machine that receives motion from
   another part. See {Driver}.

5. Among law stationers, a sheet of parchment or paper which
   is added to the first sheet of an indenture or other deed.

Syn: Imitator; copier; disciple; adherent; partisan;
     dependent; attendant.

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