Meaning of FOLLOWER in English

FOLLOWER

[fol.low.er] n (bef. 12c) 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 syn 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".

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