ETYM Latin adeptus obtained (sc. artem), he who has obtained an art, p. p. of adipsci to arrive at, to obtain; ad + apisci to pursue. Related to Apt, Adapt.
One fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient.
adherent / ədhɪrənt /
1. One who adheres; one who follows a leader, party, or profession; a follower, or partisan; a believer in a particular faith or church.
2. That which adheres; an appendage.
supporter, follower (of a cause, etc.).
consequent / kɑːnsəkwənt /
2. The conclusion of a conditional sentence
3. The second term of a ratio
ETYM Old Eng. disciple, deciple, Old Fren. disciple, from Latin discipulus, from discere to learn (akin to docere to teach; see Docile) + prob. a root meaning to turn or drive, as in Latin pellere to drive (see Pulse).
Someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another; SYN. adherent.
Follower, especially of a religious leader. The word is used in the Bible for the early followers of Jesus. The 12 disciples closest to him are known as the apostles.
follower / fɒloʊə(r) /
ETYM Old Eng. folwere, AS. folgere.
1. An ordinary person who accepts the leadership of another.
2. Someone who travels behind or pursues another.
ETYM French, from Latin satelles, -itis, an attendant.
See communications satellite.
1. A man-made object that orbits around the earth; SYN. artificial satellite.
2. A person who follows or serves another; SYN. planet.
3. Any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star.
Any small body that orbits a larger one, either natural or artificial. Natural satellites that orbit planets are called moons. The first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched into orbit around the Earth by the ussr 1957. Artificial satellites are used for scientific purposes, communications, weather forecasting, and military applications. The largest artificial satellites can be seen by the naked eye.
At any time, there are several thousand artificial satellites orbiting the Earth, including active satellites, satellites that have ended their working lives, and discarded sections of rockets. Artificial satellites eventually re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
Usually they burn up by friction, but sometimes debris falls to the Earth’s surface, as with Skylab and Salyut 7.
More than 70,000 pieces of space junk, ranging from disabled satellites to tiny metal fragments, are careering around the Earth. The extent of such waste is likely to increase, as the waste particles in orbit are continually colliding and fragmenting further.
votary / voʊtəri /
1. A devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity.
2. A priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult.
3. One bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service.
4. Person vowed or devoted to God, etc.
worshiper / wɝːʃəpər /
ETYM Written also worshipper.
Admires too much to recognize faults; SYN. worshipper.
zany / zeɪni /
ETYM Italian zanni a buffoon, merry-andrew, orig. same as Giovanni John, i.e., merry John, Latin Ioannes.
A buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect.