from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To follow as a consequence or result. See Synonyms at follow.
- intransitive v. To take place subsequently.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To follow (a leader, inclination etc.).
- v. To occur afterwards, as a result or effect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To follow; to pursue; to follow and overtake.
- intransitive v. To follow or come afterward; to follow as a consequence or in chronological succession; to result
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To follow or follow after; pursue.
- To come after; move behind in the same direction; follow.
- To follow in order, or in a train of events or course of time; succeed; come after.
- To follow as a consequence; result, as from premises.
- Synonyms and Succeed, etc. (see follow); to arise, proceed, spring, result.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end
Middle English ensuen, from Old French ensuivre, ensu-, from Vulgar Latin *īnsequere, from Latin īnsequī, to follow closely : in-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + sequī, to follow; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Late 14c., from Old French ensu-, preposition stem of ensivre ("follow close upon, come afterward") (French ensuivre), from Latin īnsequere, from īnsequi ("to pursue, follow, follow after; come next"), from in- ("upon") (see in-) + sequi ("follow") (see sequel). (Wiktionary)