At the back of some individual or thing; inside rear: in opposition to before.
Toward the rear part; backwards: as, to look at the rear of.
regarding picture; perhaps not created or exhibited to view; in abeyance or reserve.
continuing to be after some occurrence, activity, or procedure: since, he departed and left us behind.
Past in development period.
In arrear; behindhand: since, he's behind in his rent.
behind or in the rear of, in regards to either the specific or perhaps the assumed front: the contrary of before: as, the valet endured behind their master; crouching behind a tree.
Figuratively, able or at a place not very far-advanced since; inside backside of, in regards to progress, knowledge, development, etc.; instead of an equality with: as, behind the age; he is behind others in mathematics.
around or continuing to be following the removal or disappearance of: as, he left a large family behind him.
Synonyms Behind, After. Behind relates mostly to put; after, to time. When after notes position, it is less close or exact than behind, therefore implies position in motion. To express that men endured one after another in a line was once correct (see Chaucer, knight's Tale, 1. 901, “kneeled … each after other”), it is not so today. They might come one after another, that is, somewhat irregularly and apart; they arrived one behind another, which, close together, one covering another. The difference resembles that between beneath and here.