Definition of follower in English:

follower

noun

  • 1An adherent or devotee of a particular person, cause, or activity.

    ‘a freethinker and follower of Voltaire’
    • ‘Yet the Chinese Embassy in Canberra adamantly denies any harassment of followers of the sect in Australia.’
    • ‘Leaders who do not look after the interests of their followers are not only unethical but ineffective.’
    • ‘Later that day, however, she gave him the money and became a devoted follower.’
    • ‘In order to be inconspicuous, many followers of such religions meet in private.’
    • ‘In theory it would seem like a good choice, and with enough dedicated followers the plan seems feasible.’
    • ‘A devout follower of Christ, Cora cannot understand or accept Addie's lack of religious observance.’
    • ‘And it is not discrimination at any level against the followers of other faiths.’
    • ‘The initial reaction from governing elites and their media camp followers was disbelief.’
    • ‘He says he has urged his followers to oppose segregation currently reigning in the city.’
    • ‘He became a loyal follower of Gandhi, whose defiant campaigns of non-cooperation he supported.’
    • ‘The Buddha was originally a wandering teacher who attracted followers through his personal charisma.’
    • ‘Most of Wednesday's victims were followers of the young cleric and his message was unequivocal.’
    • ‘Malaysian police have arrested 21 suspected followers of a religious sect called the Sky Kingdom.’
    • ‘"I had many wonderful nights here in this venue, " she told her loyal followers.’
    • ‘In the birthplace of Christianity, indigenous followers of Christ have become a rare commodity.’
    • ‘The true followers of Islam are our brothers and sisters in this struggle.’
    • ‘More than three-quarters of Muslims living in Britain say that they are devout followers of Islam.’
    • ‘True followers of Christ need have no fear of God's wrath.’
    • ‘Some of the rules should be of interest only to followers of the Hebrew religion.’
    • ‘The status of ritual among Western followers of Tibetan Buddhism is, however, more in question.’
    acolyte, assistant, attendant, satellite, companion, retainer, henchman, minion, lackey, toady, servant, page, squire
    fan, enthusiast, admirer, devotee, lover, supporter, adherent
    disciple, apostle, supporter, defender, champion
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    1. 1.1Someone who is tracking a particular person, group, organization, etc. on a social media website or application.
      ‘she remains an immensely divisive figure, but she has a million followers on Facebook’
      • ‘The British celebrity has clocked up 500,000 followers while Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher is nearing the two million mark.’
      • ‘Celebrities can attract tens of thousands of followers on Twitter.’
      • ‘Office worker Mr Coleman, 23, was tweeting to his followers on his Blackberry while jogging to work when he cracked his head on a heavy low-hanging branch.’
      • ‘No one has ever made it to a million followers on the site.’
      • ‘But for Mr. Gall and his Facebook followers, the endless litany of bad economic news just isn't going to help them navigate the murky waters ahead.’
      • ‘To put that in perspective, he has 694,000 fewer followers than comedian Stephen Fry.’
      • ‘Watson's followers on Twitter will watch his battles with interest.’
      • ‘The guy has 13,000 followers on Twitter.’
      • ‘Here's one of the videos about, ironically, how to get more followers on Twitter.’
  • 2A person who moves or travels behind someone or something.

    • ‘The sound of her follower's car was quickly approaching from behind.’
    • ‘Unfortunately for his follower, even the shadows did a poor job of hiding him.’
    • ‘Accustomed to yelling at recalcitrant dogs and pushy hunt followers, Ferry exudes authority and self-possession.’
    • ‘Just as the shadow of his follower makes itself present from Lee's position, he prepares himself for a possible fight.’
    • ‘I yelled down at him and Ben glanced over his shoulder seeing our follower a mere ten steps behind.’
    • ‘The figure in the trees was their shadow, their follower - their watcher.’
    • ‘Behind him thousands of warrior followers thronged the courtyards of the fabled Tomb of Ali and did likewise.’
    • ‘There were several hundred people together with hunt followers and about 100 mounted riders.’
    • ‘She ran as fast as she could and heard clearly behind her, her follower's footsteps.’
    • ‘I stopped and looked around me, glancing behind to make sure that my follower was lost somewhere out there in the wilderness.’
    • ‘Whereas before he had counted twenty-six followers behind the armoured barbarian, now he saw only twelve.’

Pronunciation:

follower

/ˈfälōər/