from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something that follows; a continuation.
- n. A literary, dramatic, or cinematic work whose narrative continues that of a preexisting work.
- n. A result or consequence. See Synonyms at effect.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A narrative that is written after another narrative set in the same universe, especially a narrative that is chronologically set after its predecessors, or (perhaps improper usage) any narrative that has a preceding narrative of its own.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which follows; a succeeding part; continuation.
- n. Consequence; event; effect; result.
- n. Conclusion; inference.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which follows and forms a continuation; a succeeding part: as, the sequel of a man's adventures or history.
- n. Consequence; result; event.
- n. Consequence inferred; consequentialness.
- n. Succession; order.
- n. Those who follow or come after; descendants.
- n. In Scots law. See thirlage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
- n. something that follows something else
Middle English sequele, from Old French sequelle, from Latin sequēla, from sequī, to follow; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sequela, from sequi ("to follow"). (Wiktionary)