behind definition

  • adverb:
    • In, to, or toward the rear: We wandered behind.
    • In somewhere or problem that's been passed away or remaining: we left my gloves behind.
    • In arrears; late: we fell behind in my own repayments.
    • underneath the standard degree; in or into a substandard position: do not fall behind in course.
    • Slow: My watch is operating at the rear of.
    • Archaic Yet ahead.
    • At the back component; in rear.
    • Toward the rear component or back; backwards; since, to check at the rear of.
    • maybe not however brought ahead, produced, or exhibited to view; from picture; continuing to be.
    • Backward with time or purchase of succession; last.
    • following the deviation of some other; since, to keep at the rear of.
    • behind-the-scenes in a theatre; backstage.
    • behind part; when you look at the backside.
    • Toward the back part or back; backwards.
    • maybe not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to see; out-of sight; staying.
    • Backward in time or purchase of succession; last.
    • After the deviation of another.
    • of timepieces
    • with debt
    • in or into an inferior position
    • staying in someplace or condition that is kept or departed from
    • in or even to or toward the trunk
  • preposition:
    • behind or in the rear of: He sat behind her.
    • From the further part or any other part of; beyond: The broom is behind the entranceway.
    • In someplace or time that has been passed away or remaining by: Their worries are behind them.
    • Later than: The plane was behind routine.
    • familiar with show deficiency in overall performance: behind us in technical development.
    • Hidden or hidden by: hatred concealed behind a bland laugh.
    • In the background of; fundamental: Behind your per activity is self-interest.
    • In a position or mindset of help: The frontrunners have the army behind them.
    • in search of: the authorities had been difficult behind the escapees.
    • at the rear of
    • towards straight back of
    • after, time- or motion-wise
    • in charge of
    • meant for
    • quietly opposite the front or closest part; from the back part of; at the rear of; on the other side of.
    • remaining after the deviation of, whether this be by removing to a distance or by demise.
    • Left a distance by, in progress of improvement Hence: inferior compared to in self-esteem, ranking, knowledge, or quality, or in any achievement.
  • noun:
    • casual The buttocks.
    • the trunk, back-end
    • base, downside
    • butt, the bottom
    • A 1 point score.
    • The catcher.
    • The backside; the rump.
    • the fleshy an element of the human body which you take a seat on
  • others:
    • 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.
  • adjective:
    • obtaining the lower score or lagging position in a contest

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