follower

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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English folwer, folwere, folȝere, from Old English folgere (follower; attendant; disciple), equivalent to follow +‎ -er. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Foulger, West Frisian folger, Dutch volger, German Folger, Swedish följare.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɒləʊə(ɹ)/
  • (file)

NounEdit

follower (plural followers)

  1. (literally) One who follows, comes after another.
  2. Something that comes after another thing.
  3. One who is a part of master's physical group, such as a servant or retainer.
  4. One who follows mentally, adherer to the opinions, ideas or teachings of another, a movement etc.
  5. An imitator, who follows another's example.
  6. A pursuer.
  7. (social media) An account holder who subscribes to see content from another account on a social media platform.
    Coordinate term: followee
    I have over 50 followers on Twitter, but all my tweets only get 10 likes.
    • 2012, “Amen”, in Dreamchasers 2, performed by Meek Mill ft. Drake:
      Talking bout these other rappers getting old is even getting old / Worrying about your followers, you need to get your dollars up
  8. A machine part receiving motion from another.
  9. A man courting a maidservant; suitor.
  10. Young cattle.
  11. A metal piece placed at the top of a candle to keep the wax melting evenly.
  12. (Australian rules football) Any of the three players (the ruckman, ruck rover, and rover) who usually follow the ball around the ground rather than occupying a fixed position.
  13. (colloquial, dated) A debt collector.
  14. (locksmithing) A tool used to remove the core from a pin-tumbler lock without causing the driver pins and springs to fall out.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English follower.

Pronunciation 1Edit

NounEdit

follower m (plural followers)

  1. (Internet) follower (on Twitter and similar sites)

Pronunciation 2Edit

VerbEdit

follower

  1. (Internet) to follow (on Twitter and similar sites)
    • Venez me donner de la force et me follow pour suivre la campagne ![1]
      Come give me strength and follow me to follow the campaign!

Note: This verb is rarely conjugated.

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