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FOLLOWER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does follower mean? 

FOLLOWER (noun)
  The noun FOLLOWER has 2 senses:

1. a person who accepts the leadership of another
2. someone who travels behind or pursues another

  Familiarity information: FOLLOWER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOLLOWER (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who accepts the leadership of another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("follower" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "follower"):

camp follower (a follower who is not a member of an ingroup)

Mendelian (a follower of Mendelism)

Mohammedan; Muhammadan; Muhammedan (a follower of Mohammed)

myrmidon (a follower who carries out orders without question)

Nestorian (a follower of Nestorius)

Newtonian (a follower of Isaac Newton)

regular (a dependable follower (especially in party politics))

respecter (a person who respects someone or something; usually used in the negative)

planet; satellite (a person who follows or serves another)

sheep (a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision)

Skinnerian (a follower of the theories or methods of B. F. Skinner)

Stalinist (a follower of Stalin and Stalinism)

submitter (someone who yields to the will of another person or force)

hanger-on; tagalong (someone who persistently (and annoyingly) follows along)

feudatory; liege; liege subject; liegeman; vassal (a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord)

Wagnerian (a follower of the theories or an admirer of the music of Richard Wagner)

Machiavellian (a follower of Machiavelli's principles)

leech; parasite; sponge; sponger (a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage)

Cartesian (a follower of Cartesian thought)

cultist (a member of a cult)

adherent; disciple (someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another)

buff; devotee; fan; lover (an ardent follower and admirer)

adulator; flatterer (a person who uses flattery)

flunkey; flunky; stooge; yes-man (a person of unquestioning obedience)

Freudian (a person who follows the basic theories or practices of Sigmund Freud)

Hegelian (a follower of the thought of Hegel)

inferior (one of lesser rank or station or quality)

Lamarckian (a believer in Lamarckism)

Keynesian (a follower of the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes)

Jungian (a follower or advocate of Carl Jung's theories)

Jeffersonian (a follower of Thomas Jefferson or his ideas and principles)

janissary (a loyal supporter)

Jacksonian (a follower of Andrew Jackson or his ideas)

Antonym:

leader (a person who rules or guides or inspires others)


Sense 2follower [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who travels behind or pursues another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("follower" is a kind of...):

traveler; traveller (a person who changes location)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "follower"):

chaser; pursuer (a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture)

shadow (an inseparable companion)

shadow; shadower; tail (a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements)


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