Meaning of “follower” in the English Dictionary

"follower" in English

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followernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɒl.əʊ.ər/ us /ˈfɑː.loʊ.ɚ/

follower noun [ C ] (SUPPORTER)

UK someone who has a great interest in something:

They are keen followers of their local team.

C2 someone who supports, admires, or believes in a particular person, 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 publish short remarks 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 newly elected governor appeared overcome with emotion as he thanked his followers.

follower noun [ C ] (INTERESTED PERSON)

a person who has an active interest in something:

They are enthusiastic followers of their local team.

(Definition of “follower” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"follower" in Business English

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followernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɒləʊər/ us

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 analysis supports the view of Germany as a fast follower of e-commerce technologies.
an industry/a market follower

a person who watches something closely to see how it develops:

We have long been followers of the mining finance company whose shares have recently soared to 61p.
close/keen followers If you are one of the many investors who has bought shares 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)