from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who subscribes to the teachings or methods of another; an adherent: a follower of Gandhi.
- n. A servant; a subordinate.
- n. A fan; an enthusiast.
- n. One that imitates or copies another: A successful marketing campaign will have many followers.
- n. A machine element moved by another machine element.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who follows, comes after another.
- n. Something that comes after another thing.
- n. One who is a part of master's physical group, such as a servant or retainer.
- n. One who follows mentally, adherer to the opinions, ideas or teachings of another, a movement etc.
- n. An imitator, who follows another's example
- n. A pursuer.
- n. A machine part receiving motion from another
- n. A man courting a maidservant.
- n. Young cattle.
- n. A metal piece placed at the top of a candle to keep the wax melting evenly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who follows; a pursuer; an attendant; a disciple; a dependent associate; a retainer.
- n. A sweetheart; a beau.
- n. The removable flange, or cover, of a piston. See Illust. of Piston.
- n. A gland. See Illust. of Stuffing box.
- n. The part of a machine that receives motion from another part. See Driver.
- n. Among law stationers, a sheet of parchment or paper which is added to the first sheet of an indenture or other deed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who follows another, in any sense of the verb follow.
- n. One who follows a master or teacher as a disciple or adherent: one who takes another as his guide in doctrines, opinion, or example, or an adherent of a particular doctrine or system.
- n. One who follows in practice the conduct, course, or example of another; one who conforms his conduct or course to that of some person or thing regarded as a model or pattern; an imitator: as, Terence was a follower of Menander.
- n. A man who “keeps company” with a young woman; especially, one who is in the habit of calling upon a maid-servant to pay his addresses; a beau.
- n. In machinery, any part of a machine moving in a limited range, as in guides, and following the motion of another part.
- n. In a steam-engine, the cover of a piston or of a stuffing-box.
- n. In pile-driving, a wooden block placed on top of a pile that is to be driven deeper than the weight of the pile-driver can fall. By the use of such a block the pile can be driven even after its head is under water.
- n. A wheel which is driven by another wheel, either by a belt or by a tooth connection.
- n. The smaller element of a compound piston, which is bolted to the larger to complete the structure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who accepts the leadership of another
- n. someone who travels behind or pursues another
to follow + -er (Wiktionary)