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Lori vs Following - What's the difference?

lori | following |

As nouns the difference between lori and following

is that lori is loris while following is a group of followers, attendants or admirers; an entourage.

As an adjective following is

coming next, either in sequence or in time.

As a preposition following is

after, subsequent to.



Etymology 1

In some cases, a 20th century spelling variant of Laurie, from Laura. In other cases, a diminutive form of names such as Loretta and Lorraine.

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A female given name, popular in the US in the 1960s.
  • * 1957 , Paul Gallico, Thomasina: The Cat who Thought She was God (Doubleday 1957), page 243:
  • There was Lori' - '''Lori''' - '''Lori''' no longer daft - '''Lori''' who could fight like the very devil of a Scotswoman at the side of her man - '''Lori''' would pull Mary Ruadh back from the brink of the grave, and perhaps himself too. His spirits began to lift. His whole being sang with the name of ' Lori .
  • * 2006 , Christine W. Murphy, Through Iowa Glass (Hard Shell Word Factory 2006, ISBN 0759900949), page 23:
  • While she continued to cling to his arm, Lorraine pouted again. " Running away changed a lot of things, but it didn't change your name. Nobody's called me Lori for ages, but while you're here, we'll just have to put up with each other."
    English diminutives of female given names

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Proper noun

    (Lori Region) (en proper noun)
  • a region (marz) of the Republic of Armenia
  • Anagrams

    * *




  • Coming next, either in sequence or in time.
  • * 1835 , Sir , 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.
  • (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 .


    * abovementioned * aforementioned * aforesaid


    (English prepositions)
  • After, subsequent to.
  • Following the meeting, we all had a chat.


    (en noun)
  • A group of followers, attendants or admirers; an entourage.
  • He had a loyal following .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 29 , author=Jon Smith , title=Tottenham 3 - 1 Shamrock Rovers , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=And White Hart Lane was stunned when Rovers scored just five minutes after the restart in front of their away following .}}
  • Something to be mentioned immediately later. Used with the definite article the .
  • The following is a recommendation letter from the president.
  • Vocation; business; profession.
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