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English definition of “following”

following

preposition uk   /ˈfɒl.əʊ.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈfɑː.loʊ-/
B2 after: The weeks following the riots were extremely tense. Following the dinner, there will be a dance.Before, after and alreadyAfter and behind

following

adjective uk   /ˈfɒl.əʊ.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈfɑː.loʊ-/
B1 [before noun] The following day, morning, etc. is the next one.Before, after and alreadyAfter and behind
following wind a wind that is blowing in the same direction as the one in which you are goingWind and windsStormy weather

following

noun [S] uk   /ˈfɒl.əʊ.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈfɑː.loʊ-/

following noun [S] (NEXT)

the following B2 (often used to introduce a list, report, etc.) of what comes next: The following is an extract from her diary.Before, after and alreadyAfter and behind

following noun [S] (PEOPLE)

a group of people who admire something or someone: She has attracted a large following among the rich and famous. The shop has a small but loyal/devoted following.AdmirersEnthusiasts a group of people who support, admire, or believe in a particular person, group, or ideaAdmirersEnthusiasts
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