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Meaning of “follower” in the English Dictionary

"follower" in British English

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followernoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɒl.əʊ.ər/  us   /ˈfɑː.loʊ.ɚ/
  • follower noun [C] (SUPPORTER)

UK someone who has a ​greatinterest in something: They are ​keen followers oftheirlocalteam.C2 someone who ​supports, ​admires, or ​believes in a ​particularperson, ​group, or ​idea: a follower of ​Jesus followers of the Dalai Lama/​Buddhism
  • follower noun [C] (SOCIAL MEDIA)

someone who ​chooses to ​see a ​particular person's posts (= ​messages) on Twitter (= a ​website where ​people can ​publishshortremarks or ​pieces of ​information): She has over 100,000 followers on ​Twitter.
(Definition of follower from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"follower" in American English

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followernoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɑl·oʊ·ər/
  • follower noun [C] (PERSON WHO OBEYS)

someone who ​obeys or ​supports another ​person or that person’s ​ideas: The ​newlyelectedgovernorappearedovercome with ​emotion as he ​thanked his followers.
  • follower noun [C] (INTERESTED PERSON)

a ​person who has an ​activeinterest in something: They are ​enthusiastic followers of ​theirlocalteam.
(Definition of follower from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"follower" in Business English

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followernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfɒləʊər/
MARKETING a ​company or ​product that only makes new ​changes, ​enters a ​market, etc. after other ​companies or ​products have done this first: Law ​firms are not ​leaders in ​business, they are followers. Our ​analysissupports the view of Germany as a fast follower of ​e-commercetechnologies. an industry/a ​market follower
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a ​person who watches something closely to see how it develops: We have ​long been followers of the ​miningfinancecompany whose ​shares have recently ​soared to 61p.close/keen followers If you are one of the many ​investors who has ​boughtshares in the ​company, no doubt you've become a ​keen follower of the copper ​price.
(Definition of follower from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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