(noun, adjective, preposition)


1. about to be mentioned or specified

- the following items

Similar word(s): succeeding, undermentioned

2. immediately following in time or order

- the following day

Similar word(s): succeeding, 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

Similar word(s): pursuing

4. in the desired direction

- a following wind

Similar word(s): favorable, favourable

Sentences with following as an adjective:

- See the following section.

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- The following wind sped us on our way.


1. a group of followers or enthusiasts

Similar word(s): followers

Definition categories: group, mass, masses, multitude, people

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

Similar word(s): chase, pursual, pursuit

Definition categories: act, motion, move, movement

Sentences with following as a noun:

- He had a loyal following.

- The following is a recommendation letter from the president.


1. After, subsequent to.

- Following the meeting, we all had a chat.