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Meaning & Definition of Following in English

English

Following

/fɑloʊɪŋ/

noun

1. A group of followers or enthusiasts

    synonym:
  • following
  • ,
  • followers

2. The act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

  • "The culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"
    synonym:
  • pursuit
  • ,
  • chase
  • ,
  • pursual
  • ,
  • following

adjective

1. About to be mentioned or specified

  • "The following items"
    synonym:
  • following(a)
  • ,
  • undermentioned

2. Immediately following in time or order

  • "The following day"
  • "Next in line"
  • "The next president"
  • "The next item on the list"
    synonym:
  • following
  • ,
  • next

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • following

4. In the desired direction

  • "A following wind"
    synonym:
  • following(a)

Examples of using

They were following different streets.
He called me the following day.
She called me the following day.