Meaning of FOLLOWER in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈfä-lə-wər ]


Date: before 12th century


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


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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.