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Definition of FOLLOWER

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Follower \Fol"low*er\, n. [OE. folwere, AS. folgere.]
     1. One who follows; a pursuer; an attendant; a disciple; a dependent associate; a retainer. [1913 Webster]

     2. A sweetheart; a beau. [Colloq.] --A. Trollope. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Steam Engine)
        (a) The removable flange, or cover, of a piston. See Illust. of {Piston}. (b) A gland. See Illust. of {Stuffing box}. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Mach.) The part of a machine that receives motion from another part. See {Driver}. [1913 Webster]

     5. Among law stationers, a sheet of parchment or paper which is added to the first sheet of an indenture or other deed.

     Syn: Imitator; copier; disciple; adherent; partisan; dependent; attendant. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Gland \Gland\, n. [F. glande, L. glans, glandis, acorn; akin to Gr. ? for ?, and ? to cast, throw, the acorn being the dropped fruit. Cf. {Parable}, n.] [1913 Webster]
     1. (Anat.)
        (a) An organ for secreting something to be used in, or eliminated from, the body; as, the sebaceous glands of the skin; the salivary glands of the mouth. (b) An organ or part which resembles a secreting, or true, gland, as the ductless, lymphatic, pineal, and pituitary glands, the functions of which are very imperfectly known. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The true secreting glands are, in principle, narrow pouches of the mucous membranes, or of the integument, lined with a continuation of the epithelium, or of the epidermis, the cells of which produce the secretion from the blood. In the larger glands, the pouches are tubular, greatly elongated, and coiled, as in the sweat glands, or subdivided and branched, making compound and racemose glands, such as the pancreas. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Bot.)
        (a) A special organ of plants, usually minute and globular, which often secretes some kind of resinous, gummy, or aromatic product. (b) Any very small prominence. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Steam Mach.) The movable part of a stuffing box by which the packing is compressed; -- sometimes called a {follower}. See Illust. of {Stuffing box}, under {Stuffing}. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Mach.) The crosspiece of a bayonet clutch. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

162 Moby Thesaurus words for "follower": Christian, God-fearing man, accepter, addict, adherent, adherents, admirer, adorer, advocate, aficionado, amateur, amorist, apostle, appendage, apprentice, attendance, attendant, believer, body of retainers, bodyguard, booster, bootlicker, buff, catechumen, cavaliere servente, chaser, church, churchgoer, churchite, churchman, class, cog, cohort, collector, commonality, commonalty, communicant, communion, confession, convert, cortege, court, courtier, creature, daily communicant, dangler, denomination, dependent, devotee, devotionalist, dilettante, disciple, disciples, dummy, enthusiast, entourage, faith, fan, fanatic, fancier, feudatory, figurehead, flunky, followers, following, freak, gillie, good Christian, goon, groupie, habitue, hanger-on, heeler, henchman, hoi polloi, homager, homme de cour, hunter, idolater, idolizer, infatuate, inferior, ism, jackal, junior, lackey, lickspittle, liege, liege man, lightweight, lover, lower class, lower orders, man, masses, minion, myrmidon, neophyte, order, paramour, parasite, partisan, pawn, peon, persuasion, pietist, promoter, proponent, proselyte, public, pupil, puppet, pursuant, pursuer, pursuivant, quester, receiver, religionist, retainer, retinue, rooter, rout, saint, satellite, school, second fiddle, secondary, sect, sectary, seeker, serf, servant, shadow, slave, stooge, student, subaltern, subordinate, successor, suite, suitor, supporter, sycophant, tagtail, tail, theist, third stringer, thug, toady, train, trainbearer, truster, underling, understrapper, vassal, votary, ward heeler, wooer, worshiper, yeoman, yes-man, zealot


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