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Follower meaning

follower - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who follows; a pursuer; an attendant; a disciple; a dependent associate; a retainer.
  2. 2. A sweetheart; a beau.
  3. 3. The removable flange, or cover, of a piston. See Illust. of Piston.
  4. 4. A gland. See Illust. of Stuffing box.
  5. 5. The part of a machine that receives motion from another part. See Driver.
  6. 6. Among law stationers, a sheet of parchment or paper which is added to the first sheet of an indenture or other deed.
  7. 7. A disciple; attendant; imitator.

follower - examples of usage

  1. I do not mean to say that Mr. Darwin ever wrote anything which made the utility of his contention as apparent as it is made by what I have above put into the mouth of his supposed follower. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  2. Buffon, Erasmus Darwin, and Lamarck believed in natural selection to the full as much as any follower of Mr. Charles Darwin can do. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  3. Without speaking of my adventures at Vernon, I told them of my landing, and highly amused them with the description of the way in which I had found my follower Larry compelled to act the part of a bear. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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