Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something that follows as a continuation, especially a literary, dramatic, or cinematic work whose narrative continues that of a preexisting work.
  • noun A result or consequence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which follows and forms a continuation; a succeeding part: as, the sequel of a man's adventures or history.
  • noun Consequence; result; event.
  • noun Consequence inferred; consequentialness.
  • noun Succession; order.
  • noun Those who follow or come after; descendants.
  • noun In Scots law. See thirlage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That which follows; a succeeding part; continuation.
  • noun Consequence; event; effect; result.
  • noun rare Conclusion; inference.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun narratology 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
  • noun something that follows something else

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English sequele, from Old French sequelle, from Latin sequēla, from sequī, to follow; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin sequela, from sequi ("to follow").

Examples

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

    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

  • Are you sequelable?

    May 16, 2012

  • Let's check!

    *yanks one of bilby's ears*

    May 16, 2012

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

    May 16, 2012

  • *decorates hallux with sequins*

    May 17, 2012

  • *squints*

    May 17, 2012

  • *squats*

    May 18, 2012