♦♦followings1) PREP Following a particular event means after that event.
In the centuries following Christ's death, Christians genuinely believed the world was about to end...
Following a day of medical research, the conference focused on educational practices.2) ADJ: det ADJ The following day, week, or year is the day, week, or year after the one you have just mentioned.
The following day the picture appeared on the front pages of every newspaper in the world...
We went to dinner the following Monday evening...
The following year she joined the Royal Opera House.Ant:3) ADJ: det ADJ You use following to refer to something that you are about to mention.
Write down the following information: name of product, type, date purchased and price...
The method of helping such patients is explained in the following chapters.PRON: the PRONThe following refers to the thing or things that you are about to mention.
The following is a paraphrase of what was said... Do you use any of the following? Pager, Answering machine, Mobile phone, Car phone.4) N-COUNT: with supp, usu adj N A person or organization that has a following has a group of people who support or admire their beliefs or actions.
Australian rugby league enjoys a huge following in New Zealand.5) ADJ: ADJ n If a boat or vehicle has a following wind, the wind is moving in the same direction as the boat or vehicle.
The following wind and eastward running tide had given us a very pleasant, lazy sail.Syn:
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