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Follow (v. t.) To go or come after; to move behind in the same path or direction; hence, to go with (a leader, guide, etc.); to accompany; to attend.
Follow (v. t.) To endeavor to overtake; to go in pursuit of; to chase; to pursue; to prosecute.
Follow (v. t.) To accept as authority; to adopt the opinions of; to obey; to yield to; to take as a rule of action; as, to follow good advice.
Follow (v. t.) To copy after; to take as an example.
Follow (v. t.) To succeed in order of time, rank, or office.
Follow (v. t.) To result from, as an effect from a cause, or an inference from a premise.
Follow (v. t.) To watch, as a receding object; to keep the eyes fixed upon while in motion; to keep the mind upon while in progress, as a speech, musical performance, etc.; also, to keep up with; to understand the meaning, connection, or force of, as of a course of thought or argument.
Follow (v. t.) To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely, as a profession or calling.
Follow (v. i.) To go or come after; -- used in the various senses of the transitive verb: To pursue; to attend; to accompany; to be a result; to imitate.
Following (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Follow
Following (n.) One's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively.
Following (n.) Vocation; business; profession.
Following (a.) Next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held on the following day.
Following (a.) (In the field of a telescope) In the direction from which stars are apparently moving (in consequence of the earth's rotation); as, a small star, north following or south following. In the direction toward which stars appear to move is called preceding.