Definitions for behindbɪˈhaɪnd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
at or toward the rear of:
behind the house.
later than; after:
in the state of making less progress than:
fell behind the competition.
on the farther side of; beyond:
behind the mountain.
in a role of originating or supporting:
Who's behind this program?
hidden or not revealed by:
Malice lay behind her smile.
as a cause or latent feature of:
Fear lay behind their anger.
at the controls of:
behind the wheel of a car.
(adv.)at or toward the rear.
in a place or stage already passed.
to be behind in one's rent.
We're running an hour behind.
in a situation existing afterward:
left behind a large family.
Archaic. in reserve; to come.
the one behind.
(n.)Informal. the buttocks.
Origin of behind:
bef. 900; ME behinde(n), OE behindan
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?"
having the lower score or lagging position in a contest
"behind by two points"; "the 8th inning found the home team trailing"
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"
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"
"the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind"
in or into an inferior position
"fell behind in his studies"; "their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers"
behind, behindhand, in arrears(adverb)
"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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
≠ in front of
I found it behind the sofa.
the car right behind me
progressing more slowly, or being less advanced
students who are behind the rest of the class; two points behind the other team
progressing more slowly than expected
two months behind schedule
responsible for sth
the person behind the idea
supporting and encouraging
We're behind you, whatever you decide.
when sb is not there to hear
He's been criticizing me behind my back.
an education system that is behind the times
≠ in front
to walk along behind; They hit me from behind.
where sth was previously
Mary left the camera behind.
late or slow in making progress
I'm behind with my rent.; kids falling behind in school
the rear, back-end
butt, the buttocks
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.
an 1800s baseball term meaning the catcher
At the back part; in the rear.
Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind.
Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.
Backward in time or order of succession; past.
After the departure of another; as, to stay behind.
at the back of
to the back of
after, time- or motion-wise
in support of
The republicans are fully behind their candidate.
Origin: From behindan.
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
left after the departure of, whether this be by removing to a distance or by death
left a distance by, in progress of improvement Hence: Inferior to in dignity, rank, knowledge, or excellence, or in any achievement
at the back part; in the rear
toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind
not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining
backward in time or order of succession; past
after the departure of another; as, to stay behind
the backside; the rump
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'behind' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #451
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'behind' in Written Corpus Frequency: #684
Rank popularity for the word 'behind' in Adverbs Frequency: #227
Translations for behind
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
at the back
- agter, agterna, agtervolgAfrikaans
- خَلْف، وَراءArabic
- atrásPortuguese (BR)
- από πίσωGreek
- پشت سرFarsi
- iza, stragaCroatian
- di belakangIndonesian
- á eftirIcelandic
- iš paskosLithuanian
- ikut belakangMalay
- bak (etter)Norwegian
- z tyłuPolish
- پشت سرPersian
- وروسته، تر شاPashto
- în spateRomanian
- сзади, позадиRussian
- bakom, efterSwedish
- arkasında, arkadaTurkish
- 在後Chinese (Trad.)
- دوسروں کے بعدUrdu
- ở đằng sauVietnamese
- 在后Chinese (Simp.)
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