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Follow vs. Fallow

Follow and Fallow Definitions

Follow

To come or go after; proceed behind
Follow the usher to your seat.

Fallow

Plowed but left unseeded during a growing season
Soil erosion from fallow fields.

Follow

To go after in pursuit
Would follow his enemy to the ends of the earth.

Fallow

Left unplowed and unseeded
Fields that had been fallow for many years.

Follow

To keep under surveillance
The agent followed the suspect around town.

Fallow

Characterized by inactivity
A fallow gold market.
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Follow

To move along the course of; take
We followed the path.

Fallow

Land left unseeded during a growing season.

Follow

To move in the direction of; be guided by
Followed the sun westward.
Followed the signs to the zoo.

Fallow

The act of plowing land and leaving it unseeded.

Follow

To lie in the same path as
The road follows the old trading route.

Fallow

The condition or period of being unseeded.
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Follow

To be parallel to
The road follows the river.

Fallow

To plow (land) without seeding it afterward.

Follow

To accept the guidance, command, or leadership of
Follow a spiritual master.
Rebels who refused to follow their leader.

Fallow

To plow and till (land), especially to eradicate or reduce weeds.

Follow

To adhere to; practice
Followed family traditions.

Fallow

Ground ploughed and harrowed but left unseeded for one year.
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Follow

To take as a model or precedent; imitate
Followed my example and resigned.

Fallow

Uncultivated land.

Follow

To act in agreement or compliance with; obey
Follow the rules.
Follow one's instincts.

Fallow

The ploughing or tilling of land, without sowing it for a season.

Follow

To keep to or stick to
Followed the recipe.
Follow a diet.

Fallow

(of agricultural land) Ploughed but left unseeded for more than one planting season.

Follow

To engage in (a trade or occupation); work at.

Fallow

(of agricultural land) Left unworked and uncropped for some amount of time.

Follow

To come after in order, time, or position
Night follows day.

Fallow

(figurative) Inactive; undeveloped.
A fallow period in one's career

Follow

To bring something about at a later time than or as a consequence of
She followed her lecture with a question-and-answer period. The band followed its hit album with a tour.

Fallow

(color) Of a pale red or yellow, light brown; dun.
A fallow deer or greyhound

Follow

To occur or be evident as a consequence of
Your conclusion does not follow your premise.

Fallow

(transitive) To make land fallow for agricultural purposes.

Follow

To watch or observe closely
Followed the bird through binoculars.

Fallow

Pale red or pale yellow; as, a fallow deer or greyhound.

Follow

To be attentive to; pay close heed to
Too sleepy to follow the sermon.

Fallow

Left untilled or unsowed after plowing; uncultivated; as, fallow ground.

Follow

To keep oneself informed of the course, progress, or fortunes of
Follow the stock market.
Followed the local teams.

Fallow

Plowed land.
Who . . . pricketh his blind horse over the fallows.

Follow

To grasp the meaning or logic of; understand
Do you follow my argument?.

Fallow

Land that has lain a year or more untilled or unseeded; land plowed without being sowed for the season.
The plowing of fallows is a benefit to land.

Follow

To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.

Fallow

The plowing or tilling of land, without sowing it for a season; as, summer fallow, properly conducted, has ever been found a sure method of destroying weeds.
Be a complete summer fallow, land is rendered tender and mellow. The fallow gives it a better tilth than can be given by a fallow crop.

Follow

To occur or be evident as a consequence; result
If you ignore your diet, trouble will follow.

Fallow

To plow, harrow, and break up, as land, without seeding, for the purpose of destroying weeds and insects, and rendering it mellow; as, it is profitable to fallow cold, strong, clayey land.

Follow

To grasp the meaning or reasoning of something; understand.

Fallow

Cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons

Follow

(Games) A billiards shot in which the cue ball is struck above center so that it follows the path of the object ball after impact.

Fallow

Left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season;
Fallow farmland

Follow

(ambitransitive) To go after; to pursue; to move behind in the same path or direction, especially with the intent of catching.
Follow that car!
She left the room and I followed.

Fallow

Undeveloped but potentially useful;
A fallow gold market

Follow

(ambitransitive) To go or come after in a sequence.
B follows A in the alphabet.
We both ordered the soup, with roast beef to follow.

Follow

(transitive) To carry out (orders, instructions, etc.).
Follow these instructions to the letter.

Follow

(transitive) To live one's life according to (religion, teachings, etc).

Follow

(transitive) To understand, to pay attention to.
Do you follow me?

Follow

(transitive) To watch, to keep track of (reports of) some event or person.
I followed the incumbent throughout the election.
My friends don't regularly follow the news.

Follow

To subscribe to see content from an account on a social media platform.
If you want to see more of our articles, follow us on Twitter.

Follow

(ambitransitive) To be a logical consequence of something.
It follows that if two numbers are not equal then one is larger than the other.
If you don't practise proper hygiene, illness is sure to follow.

Follow

(transitive) To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely, as a profession or calling.

Follow

In billiards and similar games, a stroke causing a ball to follow another ball after hitting it.
A follow shot

Follow

(social media) The act of following another user's online activity.

Follow

To go or come after; to move behind in the same path or direction; hence, to go with (a leader, guide, etc.); to accompany; to attend.
It waves me forth again; I'll follow it.

Follow

To endeavor to overtake; to go in pursuit of; to chase; to pursue; to prosecute.
I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them.

Follow

To accept as authority; to adopt the opinions of; to obey; to yield to; to take as a rule of action; as, to follow good advice.
Approve the best, and follow what I approve
Follow peace with all men.
It is most agreeable to some men to follow their reason; and to others to follow their appetites.

Follow

To copy after; to take as an example.
We had rather follow the perfections of them whom we like not, than in defects resemble them whom we love.

Follow

To succeed in order of time, rank, or office.

Follow

To result from, as an effect from a cause, or an inference from a premise.

Follow

To watch, as a receding object; to keep the eyes fixed upon while in motion; to keep the mind upon while in progress, as a speech, musical performance, etc.; also, to keep up with; to understand the meaning, connection, or force of, as of a course of thought or argument.
He followed with his eyes the flitting shade.

Follow

To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely, as a profession or calling.
O, had I but followed the arts!
O Antony! I have followed thee to this.

Follow

To go or come after; - used in the various senses of the transitive verb: To pursue; to attend; to accompany; to be a result; to imitate.

Follow

The art or process of following; specif., in some games, as billiards, a stroke causing a ball to follow another ball after hitting it. Also used adjectively; as, follow shot.

Follow

To travel behind, go after, come after;
The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
Please follow the guide through the museum

Follow

Be later in time;
Tuesday always follows Monday

Follow

Come as a logical consequence; follow logically;
It follows that your assertion is false
The theorem falls out nicely

Follow

Travel along a certain course;
Follow the road
Follow the trail

Follow

Act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes;
He complied with my instructions
You must comply or else!
Follow these simple rules
Abide by the rules

Follow

Come after in time, as a result;
A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake

Follow

Behave in accordance or in agreement with;
Follow a pattern
Follow my example

Follow

Be next;
Mary plays best, with John and Sue following

Follow

Choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans;
She followed the feminist movement
The candidate espouses Republican ideals

Follow

To bring something about at a later time than;
She followed dinner with a brandy
He followed his lecture with a question and answer period

Follow

Imitate in behavior; take as a model;
Teenagers follow their friends in everything

Follow

Follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something;
We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba
Trace the student's progress

Follow

Follow with the eyes or the mind;
Keep an eye on the baby, please!
The world is watching Sarajevo
She followed the men with the binoculars

Follow

Be the successor (of);
Carter followed Ford
Will Charles succeed to the throne?

Follow

Perform an accompaniment to;
The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano

Follow

Keep informed;
He kept up on his country's foreign policies

Follow

To be the product or result;
Melons come from a vine
Understanding comes from experience

Follow

Accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of;
Let's follow our great helmsman!
She followed a guru for years

Follow

Adhere to or practice;
These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion

Follow

Work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function;
He is a herpetologist
She is our resident philosopher

Follow

Keep under surveillance;
The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing

Follow

Follow in or as if in pursuit;
The police car pursued the suspected attacker
Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life

Follow

Grasp the meaning;
Can you follow her argument?
When he lectures, I cannot follow

Follow

Keep to;
Stick to your principles
Stick to the diet

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