Definition of follower noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    follower

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈfɒləʊə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɑːloʊər//
     
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  1. 1a person who supports and admires a particular person or set of ideas the followers of Mahatma Gandhi
  2. 2a person who is very interested in a particular activity and follows all the recent news about it keen followers of football a follower of fashion
  3. 3a person who does things after somebody else has done them first She is a leader, not a follower.
  4. 4a person who chooses to regularly receive somebody’s messages using a microblogging service a celebrity with thousands of followers on Twitter compare followee See related entries: Social networking
  5. Extra examples He was not powerful enough to command respect among his followers. She still has many loyal followers. The myth says that he led a small band of followers to seek their fortune in distant lands. a keen follower of football a true follower of Islam an ardent follower of the sport followers of Christ He is a keen follower of both football and cricket. He is often referred to as a follower of Darwin. The minister has failed to heal a split among his followers. This book is only for the dedicated follower of modernist architecture.
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