Definition of follower
2 archaic : one that chases
3 : a sheet added to the first sheet of an indenture or other deed
4 : a machine part that receives motion from another part
5 : a spring-loaded plate at the bottom of a firearm's magazine that angles cartridges for proper insertion into the chamber
Examples of follower in a Sentence
The party drew most of its followers from among young people.
The band has a large group of followers.
He had a reputation of being a follower, not a leader.
Recent Examples of follower from the Web
His Snapchat handle, markowitzh, grew to several thousand followers.
Her Twitter account now has more than 370,000 followers.
Since creating Dudeism in 2005, Benjamin estimates that there are more than 450,000 followers worldwide.
His popularity exploded when images on his Instagram account (5.3 million followers) revealed the shocking superhero-style transformation Gucci Mane underwent while in prison.
What happens when LeBron James uses your tweet to make a point to his social media followers?
But this photo came not with an update, but with a challenge to followers: Find an animal this cute.
A group called the Jacksonville Community Action Committee asked its Facebook followers to demand Bolen’s firing.
Her millions of followers are gasping over the fact that the18-month-old's car seat appears to be facing the front on the car.
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First Known Use of follower
before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of follower
FOLLOWER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of follower for English Language Learners
: someone who supports and is guided by another person or by a group, religion, etc.
: a person who likes and admires (someone or something) very much
: someone who does what other people say to do
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