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.
Behind is name of a 2008 Electronica/Dance single from the Italian Alternative/Electronica group Flanders. The group co-wrote and co-produced the track with producer/remixer Vincenzo Callea, which is their follow up to their 2007 debut single "By Your Side." In the United States, it is by date their best known single, where it spent 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart, including a 2-week stay at number one in December 2008. Behind was remixed by ATB for his 2009 album Future Memories. His version was the 3rd single released from that album.
Behind generally refers to the position or location that is at the back or rear of an object, person, or place. It can also be used figuratively to mean being in an inferior position or having less progress or success compared to others.
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
Behind every purpose, there’s a reason, behind every reason, there’s a story, behind every story, there’s a dance... ready to set in motion
A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood. The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others.
Since the video — now viewed more than 12 million times — started circulating, donations began to pour in for the shelter’s dogs, and even cats, from those who wanted to help. The shelter’s director told Fox 18 KLJBit all started when they put Buster Brown, Buster Brown, in a chair while guarding the front desk during the day. We have Buster Brown behind the desk and Buster Brown behind the desk kept sitting in our chairs with us and there wasn't room, we really thought the chair was too big behind the desk but Buster Brown behind the desk's loved it.
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.
We want to do that behind innovation, behind improved service, behind improved content.
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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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