Meaning of FOLLOWER in English

FOLLOWER

n.

Pronunciation: ' fä-l ə -w ə r

Function: noun

Date: before 12th century

1 a : one in the service of another : RETAINER b : one that follows the opinions or teachings of another c : one that imitates another

2 archaic : one that chases

3 : a sheet added to the first sheet of an indenture or other deed

4 : a machine part that receives motion from another part

5 : a spring-loaded plate at the bottom of a firearm's magazine that angles cartridges for proper insertion into the chamber

6 : FAN , DEVOTEE

synonyms FOLLOWER , ADHERENT , DISCIPLE , PARTISAN mean one who gives full loyalty and support to another. FOLLOWER may apply to people who attach themselves either to the person or beliefs of another <an evangelist and his followers >. ADHERENT suggests a close and persistent attachment < adherents to Marxism>. DISCIPLE implies a devoted allegiance to the teachings of one chosen as a master < disciples of Gandhi>. PARTISAN suggests a zealous often prejudiced attachment < partisans of the President>.

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.