n.下列各项,部下,党羽 adj.下列的,其次的 prep.在...之后
1 next in time 接着的
*It rained on the day we arrived, but the following day was sunny. 我们到达的那天正下雨, 但次日天气晴朗.
2 about to be mentioned 下述的
*Answer the following question(s). 回答下列问题.
1 [sing] group of supporters 一批支持者或拥护者
*Our party has a large following in the south. 我党在南方有一大批拥护者.
2 the following [sing or pl v] what follows or comes next 下列; 如下
*The following is of the greatest importance. 下面一点最为重要.
* The following are extracts from the original article. 下面是原文的节选.
prep after (sth); as a result of 在（某事物）之後; 由于
*demonstrations following the murder of the union leader 继工会领袖遭谋杀後引发的示威游行.