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, 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

    Etymology: From behindan.

  2. behind(Noun)

    bottom, downside

    Etymology: From behindan.

  3. behind(Noun)

    butt, the buttocks

    Etymology: From behindan.

  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.

    Etymology: From behindan.

  5. behind(Noun)

    an 1800s baseball term meaning the catcher

    Etymology: From behindan.

  6. behind(Adverb)

    At the back part; in the rear.

    Etymology: From behindan.

  7. behind(Adverb)

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

    Etymology: From behindan.

  8. behind(Adverb)

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

    Etymology: From behindan.

  9. behind(Adverb)

    Backward in time or order of succession; past.

    Etymology: From behindan.

  10. behind(Adverb)

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

    Etymology: From behindan.

  11. behind(Preposition)

    at the back of

    Etymology: From behindan.

  12. behind(Preposition)

    to the back of

    Etymology: From behindan.

  13. behind(Preposition)

    after, time- or motion-wise

    Etymology: From behindan.

  14. behind(Preposition)

    responsible for

    Etymology: From behindan.

  15. behind(Preposition)

    in support of

    The republicans are fully behind their candidate.

    Etymology: 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

How to pronounce behind?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say behind in sign language?

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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. Corinne Diacre:

    Every step I made, I knew that there was a teenage kid behind me looking to see if this was possible, and so I was very careful with how I reacted to everything, i knew my mission was bigger than just me.

  2. Tiger Woods:

    I missed a few putts out there, but Im not too bummed out about it, because I hit them on my lines, i can live with that. I can live with days when Im hitting putts on my lines and they just dont go in. Thats the way it goes. Tiger Woods KNOWS HES IN GOOD SHAPE AFTER SHOOTING 70 IN MASTERS FIRST ROUND With the incident behind him, hes looking to win his first major in 11 years. Tiger Woods placed second in the PGA Championship last year. Tiger finished the round with a 4-under 68, to give Tiger Woods 6-under for the championship, just a stroke behind leaders Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen, Jason Day, Adam Scott and Brooks Koepka. Injuries have made the star look human in recent years, but many are hoping this Masters tournament will mark his long overdue comeback. Woods last Masters victory came in 2005. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP.

  3. Mick Fanning:

    All of a sudden, I sort of sensed something behind me, and then all of a sudden I just jumped on my board and I was, OK, something's going on.

  4. Kenneth Jaynes:

    The judge told me ‘nope, that’s not how this works.’ my face was so red, people behind me were laughing.

  5. William Jennings Bryan:

    The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

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