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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)



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  • Silly rabbit, kicks are for squids.
    *squeezes the Charmin*

    May 18, 2012

  • *squeezes squid*

    May 18, 2012

  • Ouch! Squerverts!

    May 18, 2012

  • *squats*

    May 18, 2012

  • *squints*

    May 17, 2012

  • *decorates hallux with sequins*

    May 17, 2012

  • I don't hear any squealing yet. Perhaps we should find his hallux wanting.

    May 16, 2012

  • Let's check!

    *yanks one of bilby's ears*

    May 16, 2012

  • Are you sequelable?

    May 16, 2012

  • No-one's sequelling me on Twitter :-)

    May 16, 2012

  • You can't win if you don't play.

    May 16, 2012

  • No-one's sequelling me on Twitter :-(

    May 16, 2012

  • In addition, sequel means to follow (OED).

    May 16, 2012