following vs pursuit what difference

what is difference between following and pursuit

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɒləʊɪŋ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɑloʊɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: fol‧low‧ing

Adjective

following (not comparable)

  1. 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.
  2. About to be specified.
    Synonym: undermentioned
    Antonyms: abovementioned, aforementioned, aforesaid
  3. (of a wind) Blowing in the direction of travel.

Usage notes

(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.

Translations

Preposition

following

  1. After, subsequent to.
    Following the meeting, we all had a chat.

Translations

Noun

following (plural followings)

  1. A group of followers, attendants or admirers; an entourage.
    He had a loyal following.
  2. Vocation; business; profession.
  3. (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.

Translations

Verb

following

  1. present participle of follow


English

Alternative forms

  • pursuite (obsolete)

Etymology

Old French poursuite, from the verb porsuir (to pursue).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pəˈsjuːt/, /pɜːˈsjuːt/, /pəˈʃuːt/, /pɜːˈʃuːt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɝˈsuːt/
  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /pəˈʃʉːt/, /pəˈsʉːt/

Noun

pursuit (countable and uncountable, plural pursuits)

  1. The act of pursuing.
  2. A hobby or recreational activity, done regularly.
  3. (cycling) A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams start on opposite sides of the track and try to catch their opponents.
  4. (law, obsolete) prosecution
    • That pursuit for tithes ought, and of ancient time did pertain to the spiritual court.

Synonyms

  • (hobby): See also Thesaurus:hobby

Derived terms

Related terms

  • pursue

Translations

Further reading

  • pursuit on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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