follow Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "follow" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

followverb

 us   /ˈfɑl·oʊ/

follow verb (MOVE AFTER)

[I/T] to move along after someone or something, or to move along a route or path: [T] The dog followed us home. [I] He drove ahead and we followed in our own car. [T] Follow this road for the next two miles. [I/T] To follow someone is also to move along after a person in order to watch where that person is going: [T] She had the feeling she was being followed.

follow verb (HAPPEN AFTER)

[I/T] to happen after something else in order or time: [I] We were not prepared for what followed. [T] A reception will follow the meeting, so please stay.

follow verb (OBEY)

[T] to obey someone, or to act according to something: Follow the instructions in taking the medicine. I decided to follow her advice. If you follow the signs, you will have no trouble finding the airport.

follow verb (UNDERSTAND)

[T] to understand: He spoke so rapidly we could hardly follow what he said.

follow verb (INTERESTED IN)

[T] to be actively interested in something, or to give your attention to something: Do you follow football? We’ve followed her political career for many years.

follow verb (BE RESULT)

[I] to happen as a result, or to be a likely result: [+ that clause] Fuel prices for transporting goods have increased, so it would follow that those prices are getting passed on to customers.
(Definition of follow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of follow?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “follow” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
child benefit

money received regularly by families from the government to help pay for the costs of taking care of children

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More