what is difference between following and pursuit
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɒləʊɪŋ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɑloʊɪŋ/
- Hyphenation: fol‧low‧ing
following (not comparable)
- Coming next, either in sequence or in time.
- Synonyms: succeeding; see also Thesaurus:subsequent
- Antonyms: preceding; see also Thesaurus:former
- 1835, Sir John Ross, Sir James Clark Ross, Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-west Passage …, Volume 1, pp.284-5
- Towards the following morning, the thermometer fell to 5°; and at daylight, there was not an atom of water to be seen in any direction.
- About to be specified.
- Synonym: undermentioned
- Antonyms: abovementioned, aforementioned, aforesaid
- (of a wind) Blowing in the direction of travel.
(Senses 1, 2) When it modifies a noun phrase, it is generally preceded by the definite article the, and the combination functions as a determiner rather than a simple adjective. You can put it before a cardinal like the following two remarks instead of the two following remarks.
- After, subsequent to.
- Following the meeting, we all had a chat.
following (plural followings)
- A group of followers, attendants or admirers; an entourage.
- He had a loyal following.
- Vocation; business; profession.
- (with definite article, treated as singular or plural) A thing or things to be mentioned immediately after.
- The following is a recommendation letter from the president.
- The following are the three most important questions.
- present participle of follow
- pursuite (obsolete)
Old French poursuite, from the verb porsuir (“to pursue”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /pəˈsjuːt/, /pɜːˈsjuːt/, /pəˈʃuːt/, /pɜːˈʃuːt/
- (US) IPA(key): /pɝˈsuːt/
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /pəˈʃʉːt/, /pəˈsʉːt/
pursuit (countable and uncountable, plural pursuits)
- The act of pursuing.
- A hobby or recreational activity, done regularly.
- (cycling) A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams start on opposite sides of the track and try to catch their opponents.
- (law, obsolete) prosecution
- That pursuit for tithes ought, and of ancient time did pertain to the spiritual court.
- (hobby): See also Thesaurus:hobby
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