follower

noun
fol·​low·​er | \ ˈfä-lə-wər How to pronounce follower (audio) \

Definition of follower

1a : one in the service of another : retainer
b : one that follows the opinions or teachings of another
c : one that imitates another
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
6 : fan, devotee
7 : one who subscribes to a feed especially on social media His account has thousands of followers.

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Choose the Right Synonym for follower

follower, adherent, disciple, partisan mean one who gives full loyalty and support to another. follower may apply to people who attach themselves either to the person or beliefs of another. an evangelist and his followers adherent suggests a close and persistent attachment. adherents to Marxism disciple implies a devoted allegiance to the teachings of one chosen as a master. disciples of Gandhi partisan suggests a zealous often prejudiced attachment. partisans of the President

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web

And, like any true celebrity, Dove makes money on her Instagram, promoting brands to her 24.3 million followers. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Dove Cameron's Net Worth is Hefty Thanks to All of Her Work for Disney," 27 Mar. 2019 The idea came from a tweet request from an owner, but the execution is vaguely meme-inspired, which would make sense: CEO Elon Musk recently bought the site stankmemes.com, and has asked his followers for memes. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "Tesla Rolls Out Sentry Mode and Dog Mode to the Model 3," 14 Feb. 2019 Writing in a Facebook post to his 26,000 followers, Chang Chi-yuan promised to delete the Facebook founder’s account, and broadcast himself doing so on Facebook Live. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page will be deleted on Sunday, says hacker," 28 Sep. 2018 On Instagram, Audrey spilled the news to her followers along with a cute picture of herself running and Jeremy leaping into the air (presumably because he's super pumped about the podcast). Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Audrey and Jeremy Roloff Just Announced Big News About Their Careers," 27 Aug. 2018 Bundy and his followers stayed 41 days, and supporter LaVoy Finicum was killed by authorities. Jake Bullinger, Outside Online, "Trump’s Pardon Condones Western Rebellion," 12 July 2018 Swift’s solo work found a small, yet passionate group of followers, as the songwriter distributed homemade CDs of his debut album, The Novelist. Will Schube, Billboard, "Richard Swift, Prolific Songwriter and Producer, Spent Life Searching for Perfect Sounds," 4 July 2018 The judge rejects Anglin’s First Amendment arguments Anglin's next move was to argue that his posts doxing Gersh and urging his followers to harass her are speech protected by the First Amendment. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Judge rejects neo-Nazi’s First Amendment argument in harassment case," 15 Nov. 2018 That said, Uber also introduced a feature allowing organizations and campaigns to generate promo codes to send out to followers. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Free rides to the polls test the transit and turnout connection," 1 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of follower

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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follower

noun

English Language Learners Definition of follower

: 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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