Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.
The team blossomed following the appointment of the new manager.
Following his military service, Wilkins returned to his home town.
Sadly, Pietro died the following year.
The problem will be discussed in the following chapter.
Combine the following ingredients: brown sugar, flour, and butter.
Make sure you bring the following: sunglasses, sunscreen, a towel, and a swimsuit.
This is the British English definition of following. View American English definition of following.
Change your default dictionary and thesaurus to American English.
View the pronunciation for following.
American English version of definition of following
used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend
the bone at the front of your lower leg, between your knee and your ankle. A more usual word is...
a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Definition of following from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.