What does Behind mean?
Definitions for Behind
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Behind.
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, assadjective
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 arrearsadverb
"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"
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.
Etymology: From behindan.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
We cannot be sure, that we have all the particulars before us; and that there is no evidence behind, and yet unseen, which may cast the probability on the other side. John Locke.
Etymology: hindan, Saxon.
Acomates hasted with two hundred harquebusiers, which he had caused his horsemen to take behind them upon their horses. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.
She came in the press behind, and touched. Mark, v. 27.
The Benjamites looked behind them. Judges, xx. 40.
Her husband went with her, weeping behind her. 2 Sam. iii. 16.
He left behind him, myself, and a sister, both born in one hour. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.
Piety and virtue are not only delightful for the present, but they leave peace and contentment behind them. John Tillotson.
What he gave me to publish, was but a small part of what he left behind him. Alexander Pope, Letters.
Such is the swiftness of your mind,
That, like the earth’s, it leaves our sense behind. Dryden.
After the overthrow of this first house of God, a second was erected; but with so great odds, that they wept, which beheld how much this latter came behind it. Richard Hooker, b. 5. § 1.
From light retir’d, behind his daughter’s bed,
He, for approaching sleep, compos’d his head. Dryden.
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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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
The numerical value of Behind in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Behind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of Behind in a Sentence
Hes sat behind us for years with his dad. He was just having a good timeI go, Dude, whats wrong with you? What kind of role model are you for the kid?
There is absolutely no doubt that when Mr Harper is talking about citizenship, and attempting to get his base behind him, he is losing votes in those vulnerable newcomer communities that are worried.
I was leaving behind my mother, my family. But the words I always remember were those of my mother who told me one morning,' I prefer to see Mimi Tsankov far away than dead,'.
O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?
The invasion of Ukraine by the Belarusian army is a step with irreversible ramifications, it would be a shameful stain on relations with the Ukrainian people and would further isolate Belarus from the rest of the world, right up to the Iron Curtain, behind which Belarus would not be seen as an independent state, and life in the country would descend into poverty.
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Translations for Behind
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- وراء, خلف, وَراءArabic
- задница, зад, назад, задник, отзадBulgarian
- darrereCatalan, Valencian
- za, zpátky, vzaduCzech
- заOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- bagside, bagdel, bag, efter, bagefter, rumpe, bundDanish
- hinter, Hintern, hintenGerman
- πίσω απόGreek
- después, detrás, atrásSpanish
- taga, tagaosa, tagumik, taha, põhiEstonian
- takana, peräpää, perä, takapuoli, jäljessä, taakse, takaosa, takamus, peppu, pakara, jälkeensä, piilossa, takaosassa, jälkeen, jäljelle, löytymättä, myöhässäFinnish
- derrière, après, reversFrench
- efterWestern Frisian
- taobh thiar deIrish
- air cùl, air cùlaibhScottish Gaelic
- detrás de, tras, detrásGalician
- מֵאָחוֹר, מאחוריHebrew
- पीछा, के पीछे, पीछेHindi
- dèyèHaitian Creole
- mögé, mögött, hátul, végénHungarian
- dietro, dopoItalian
- پشت گرتن, پاش, پشتKurdish
- hönjer, achterLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
- pirms, aizLatvian
- sesudah, ke belakang, di belakangMalay
- achterwerk, achteraan, achter, achterste, na, achterkantDutch
- bak, bakpart, rompeNorwegian
- zad, z tyłu, za, tył, dupa, (być) za, poPolish
- traseira, por trás, traseiro, bunda, depois, atrás, apoiando, para trásPortuguese
- după, urmă, spate, spre spate, îndărăt, spre-napoi, în spate, în urmăRomanian
- задница, за, позади, за спиной, зад, после, сзади, тыл, вспять, назадRussian
- за, zaSerbo-Croatian
- za, dél, nazáj, zádnjica, zádnji, po, zadájSlovene
- prapa, pasAlbanian
- baksida, botten, akter, bakom, ända, bak, efter, baktillSwedish
- వెనక్కి, వెనకTelugu
- nasa likod, sa likodTagalog
- поза, заUkrainian
- کے پیچھے, پیچھا, پیچھےUrdu
- padrî, dirîWalloon
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