What does behind mean?

Definitions for behind
bɪˈhaɪndbe·hind

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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, 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?"

  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. behindadverb

    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. behindadverb

    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, slowadverb

    of timepieces

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

  6. behindadverb

    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 arrearsadverb

    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. behindnoun

    the rear, back-end

    Etymology: From behindan.

  2. behindnoun

    bottom, downside

    Etymology: From behindan.

  3. behindnoun

    butt, the buttocks

    Etymology: From behindan.

  4. behindnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From behindan.

  5. behindnoun

    an 1800s baseball term meaning the catcher

    Etymology: From behindan.

  6. behindadverb

    At the back part; in the rear.

    Etymology: From behindan.

  7. behindadverb

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

    Etymology: From behindan.

  8. behindadverb

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

    Etymology: From behindan.

  9. behindadverb

    Backward in time or order of succession; past.

    Etymology: From behindan.

  10. behindadverb

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

    Etymology: From behindan.

  11. behindpreposition

    at the back of

    Etymology: From behindan.

  12. behindpreposition

    to the back of

    Etymology: From behindan.

  13. behindpreposition

    after, time- or motion-wise

    Etymology: From behindan.

  14. behindpreposition

    responsible for

    Etymology: From behindan.

  15. behindpreposition

    in support of

    The republicans are fully behind their candidate.

    Etymology: From behindan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Behindadjective

    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. Behindadjective

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

  3. Behindadjective

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

  4. Behindadverb

    at the back part; in the rear

  5. Behindadverb

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

  6. Behindadverb

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

  7. Behindadverb

    backward in time or order of succession; past

  8. Behindadverb

    after the departure of another; as, to stay behind

  9. Behindnoun

    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

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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

Examples of behind in a Sentence

  1. Lady Gaga:

    I stand behind these women 1000 percent, believe them, and know they are suffering and in pain, and feel strongly that their voices should be heard and taken seriously.

  2. Jenny Frankel:

    I don’t stress them with the day-to-day, real stresses behind entrepreneurial business : inventory, capital, relationships, i really try to ensure that Nudestix is inspiring, fun, educational... that I don’t get overly involved in their voices.

  3. Svetlana Gomboeva:

    Indeed, I had a fear I could let down my teammates, after the incident, I spoke to my coach and said the worst thing is behind me. ... That somehow quieted me down. Today, it was not that bad.

  4. RVM:

    People are so busy making money that they forget they will leave it all behind. When we depart, we only take with us the good we do in this world.

  5. Steven Cole:

    You think about their families and the people that were left behind, and their friends. So a lot of emotions.

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