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Synonyms for following
ˈfɒl oʊ ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pursuit, chase, pursual, following(noun)

    the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

    "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"

    crepe jasmine, coffee rose, pinwheel flower, thyroid cartilage, crepe gardenia, crape jasmine

  2. following, followers(noun)

    a group of followers or enthusiasts

    genus Parthenium

  3. following, undermentioned(adj)

    about to be mentioned or specified

    "the following items"

    waistcloth, stays, corset, cincture, girdle, sash, waistband

  4. following, next(adj)

    immediately following in time or order

    "the following day"; "next in line"; "the next president"; "the next item on the list"

    sit up, stay up

  5. following(adj)

    going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction

    "the crowd of following cars made the occasion seem like a parade"; "tried to outrun the following footsteps"

    genus Stictopelia

  6. following(adj)

    in the desired direction

    "a following wind"


  1. following(noun)

    aforementioned, abovementioned, aforesaid

  2. following(noun)

    After, subsequent to.

    Following the meeting, we all had a chat.

    abovementioned, aforesaid, aforementioned

  3. following(adjective)

    About to be specified

    The following words have no definition . . .

    aforesaid, abovementioned, aforementioned

  4. following(adjective)

    The following wind sped us on our way.

    aforementioned, aforesaid, abovementioned

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. following(a)

    succeeding, ensuing, consecutive, pursuant

  2. following(n)

    pursuance, pursuing, pursuit, sequence, consecution, succession, adherents, dependents, retinue, vocation, trade, profession, business

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How to use following in a sentence?

  1. Keith Luse:

    Contrary to the public vitriol of the moment, the North Koreans were willing to reopen the New York channel following the election of President Trump and his administration signaled an openness to engage and ‘talk about talks,’.

  2. James Dean:

    When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders, it isn’t acting. It’s following instructions. Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that.

  3. Boeing Co:

    We have requested a debrief and will determine a path forward following completion of the debrief, we believe Boeing provided the best solution to sustain the Minuteman ICBM program, leveraging Boeing's 55 years of experience in ICBM development and maximizing the benefits of Boeing's personnel, capabilities, and original equipment manufacturer expertise.

  4. Robert White:

    It’s a frightening day in United States when a person can not express their faith without fears of persecution following.

  5. Ari Seth Cohen:

    She's an incredibly elegant woman who lived in Buenos Aires, and so I flew down to photograph her and interview her for the book, i was so honored that at 93 she was following my work, this incredibly elegant woman.

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