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
Grande shared an image of her visit to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital with her 107 million Instagram followers.
The organization currently has over 500 members and about 1000 followers on Facebook.
There another possible explanation for Trump's mysterious follower surge.
A website that analyzes Twitter accounts, twitteraudit.com, says that of Trump’s 30.9 million followers to his personal account, @realdonaldtrump, 51 percent are real and 49 percent are fake.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said Pentecost celebrated both the Holy Spirit descending onto Jesus's disciples and followers and Jesus's ascension to heaven.
Because Mr. Trump had rented the venue, Mr. Heimbach said, the candidate had authority to instruct his followers to remove protesters.
Another lectured his 320,000 Twitter followers on the lies spread by Shiite Muslims.
The story is accurate (DOJ confirmed it) and has not been retracted: Why is @RepJeffDuncan falsely telling his Facebook followers that CNN retracted and removed this story?
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Before 12th Century
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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