What does behind mean?

Definitions for behindbɪˈhaɪnd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word behind.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass(adj)

    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

    "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

  2. behind(p)(adverb)

    having the lower score or lagging position in a contest

    "behind by two points"; "the 8th inning found the home team trailing"

  3. behind(adverb)

    in or to or toward the rear

    "he followed behind"; "seen from behind, the house is more imposing than it is from the front"; "the final runners were far behind"

  4. behind(adverb)

    remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from

    "when he died he left much unfinished work behind"; "left a large family behind"; "the children left their books behind"; "he took off with a squeal of tires and left the other cars far behind"

  5. behind, slow(adverb)

    of timepieces

    "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind"

  6. behind(adverb)

    in or into an inferior position

    "fell behind in his studies"; "their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers"

  7. behind, behindhand, in arrears(adverb)

    in debt

    "he fell behind with his mortgage payments"; "a month behind in the rent"; "a company that has been run behindhand for years"; "in arrears with their utility bills"

Wiktionary

  1. behind(Noun)

    the rear, back-end

  2. behind(Noun)

    bottom, downside

  3. behind(Noun)

    butt, the buttocks

  4. behind(Noun)

    A 1 point score.

    1880: A roar from ten thousand throats go up,For we've kicked another behind. uE000125107uE001 "The Opening Ball" in Comic Australian Verse, ed. G. Lehmann, 1975. Quoted in G. A. Wilkes, A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms, second edition, 1985, Sydney University Press, ISBN 0-424-00113-6.

  5. behind(Noun)

    an 1800s baseball term meaning the catcher

  6. behind(Adverb)

    At the back part; in the rear.

  7. behind(Adverb)

    Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind.

  8. behind(Adverb)

    Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.

  9. behind(Adverb)

    Backward in time or order of succession; past.

  10. behind(Adverb)

    After the departure of another; as, to stay behind.

  11. behind(Preposition)

    at the back of

  12. behind(Preposition)

    to the back of

  13. behind(Preposition)

    after, time- or motion-wise

  14. behind(Preposition)

    responsible for

  15. behind(Preposition)

    in support of

    The republicans are fully behind their candidate.

  16. Origin: From behindan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Behind(adj)

    on the side opposite the front or nearest part; on the back side of; at the back of; on the other side of; as, behind a door; behind a hill

  2. Behind(adj)

    left after the departure of, whether this be by removing to a distance or by death

  3. Behind(adj)

    left a distance by, in progress of improvement Hence: Inferior to in dignity, rank, knowledge, or excellence, or in any achievement

  4. Behind(adverb)

    at the back part; in the rear

  5. Behind(adverb)

    toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind

  6. Behind(adverb)

    not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining

  7. Behind(adverb)

    backward in time or order of succession; past

  8. Behind(adverb)

    after the departure of another; as, to stay behind

  9. Behind(noun)

    the backside; the rump

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Behind

    be-hīnd′, prep. at the back of (place, or as support): remaining after or coming after (time, rank, order): inferior to, or not so far advanced as.—adv. at the back, in the rear: backward: past.—adj. or adv. Behind′hand, being behind: tardy, or in arrears of debt, &c.: clandestine. [A.S. behindan; Ger. hinten. See Hind.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'behind' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #451

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'behind' in Written Corpus Frequency: #684

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'behind' in Adverbs Frequency: #227

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of behind in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of behind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chief Executive Jeremy Darroch:

    We want to do that behind innovation, behind improved service, behind improved content.

  2. Mathias Rastorfer:

    The driving force behind this show, behind the art market in general is it’s been more global this year, we’ve seen collectors from Asia, Latin America, some from Russia.

  3. Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch:

    I think the opportunity for pricing is good and it is certainly our intention in the UK to do that (raise prices), we want to do that behind innovation, behind improved service, behind improved content.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    No buffalo has been known to have died without living its horns behind for posterity. Yes! i.e. you shouldn't live and die without living your footprints behind for posterity. So, endeavour to leave your footprints behind.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    No buffalo has been known to have died without living its horns behind for posterity. Yes! i.e. you shouldn't live and die without leaving your footprints behind for posterity. So, endeavour to leave your footprints behind.

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