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Meaning of “following” in the English Dictionary

"following" in British English

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followingpreposition

uk   /ˈfɒl.əʊ.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈfɑː.loʊ-/
B2 after: The ​weeks following the ​riots were ​extremelytense. Following the ​dinner, there will be a ​dance.

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followingadjective

uk   /ˈfɒl.əʊ.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈfɑː.loʊ-/
B1 [before noun] The following ​day, ​morning, etc. is the next one.

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following wind a ​wind that is ​blowing in the same ​direction as the one in which you are going

followingnoun [S]

uk   /ˈfɒl.əʊ.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈfɑː.loʊ-/
(Definition of following from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"following" in American English

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followingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈfɑl·oʊ·ɪŋ/
coming or ​happening after something ​else in ​order or ​time: I’m ​busy on ​Thursday, but I’m ​free the following ​day. The following ​items were ​found – a ​ring, a ​wallet, and a ​watch.

followingnoun

 us   /ˈfɑl·oʊ·ɪŋ/
  • following noun (GROUP OF PEOPLE)

[C] a ​group of ​people who ​support, ​admire, or ​believe in a ​particularperson, ​group, or ​idea: The ​candidate has a ​large following among ​youngpeople.
  • following noun (WHAT COMES NEXT)

[pl] what comes next; the following one or ​ones in a ​list, ​report, etc.: Will the following ​pleasestand – Neal, Crisonino, Druback, Thompson.

followingpreposition

 us   /ˈfɑl·ə·wɪŋ/
  • following preposition (AFTER)

after: Following the ​ballgame, there will be a ​fireworksdisplay.
(Definition of following from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “following”
in Chinese (Simplified) 在…之后…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在…之後…
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