Definitions of behind

  1. of timepieces; " the clock is almost an hour slow"; " my watch is running behind"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. in or into an inferior position; " fell behind in his studies"; " their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers"
  6. having the lower score or lagging position in a contest; " behind by two points"; " the 8th inning found the home team trailing"
  7. 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?"
  8. 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.
  9. Left after the departure of, whether this be by removing to a distance or by death.
  10. Left a distance by, in progress of improvement Hence: Inferior to in dignity, rank, knowledge, or excellence, or in any achievement.
  11. At the back part; in the rear.
  12. Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind.
  13. Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.
  14. Backward in time or order of succession; past.
  15. After the departure of another; as, to stay behind.
  16. The backside; the rump.
  17. At the back of; on the other side of; remaining after; inferior to.
  18. At the back; in the rear; toward the back; out of sight; past in point of time; in arrears.
  19. At the back of: after or coming after: inferior to.
  20. At the back, in the rear: backward: past.
  21. At the back of; in the rear.
  22. In, toward, or at the rear; backward; in reserve; behindhand.
  23. At the back of; on the other side of; inferior to.
  24. At the back or in the rear; backwards; held back; out of sight; remaining; past in time.
  25. At the back of; after; inferior to. Behind the back, out of notice or regard. Behind one's back, when not present.
  26. In the rear of.
  27. At the back of; after.
  28. Remaining; at a distance; out of view.

Quotes of behind

  1. That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass, and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together- for me to play bass and for him to play guitar. – Tom Araya
  2. I get a little behind during Lent, but it comes out even at Christmas. – Frank Butler
  3. I had a jeep made up for Michael, and he would take it on tour, and he would hide behind it, like a curtain. – Rick Dees
  4. You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'. – Wayne Dyer
  5. The terrible, diabolic thing with this disease is that you are always looking behind your shoulder every couple months with the most recent checkup to see whether there is any sign of it, and I thank God to say at this point there is not. – Joe Eszterhas
  6. I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels' tracks behind me in the snow. – Agnetha Faltskog
  7. All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. – Anatole France
  8. No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times. – Martha Graham
  9. I just want to be able to sit on grass as long as I want to, without anybody telling me to leave. Everything is so restricted, here, in that you actually have to stand behind a line, you can't go up the Canyon and enjoy the view. – Franka Potente
  10. Behind every tree there's a new monster. – Todd Rundgren
  11. And it's interesting, but I'm always interested in the story behind the story. – Maximilian Schell
  12. An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs. – Edgard Varese
  13. Why does this person who is sitting behind a desk and never watches cartoons is arguing about what cartoons should be like. Its so creepy realizing that this person is a lunatic. – Jhonen Vasquez
  14. I was not great behind the counter. I had a week off without asking for it. Another time, we had a cart go up in flames, and we went out on another cart, which we wrecked by running it into the cart that was on fire. – Mike Weir
  15. Seeing our VH -1 Behind the Music shows just how dysfunctional some of the moments of the band were but this new line -up has put the fun back in dysfunction. – James Young

Usage examples for behind

  1. I want to see behind it all, into the meaning of it all, if I can. – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. Pulin, however, lingered behind – Tales of Bengal by S. B. Banerjea
  3. Mr. Palliser, who was behind her, could not see them at all. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  4. He did not play, but he sat behind them. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  5. His wife looked behind her, and died immediately; but he would not so much as look behind him to see her. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  6. It was Miss Wangle's voice behind her. – Patricia Brent, Spinster by Herbert Jenkins
  7. Two more were close behind – One-Way Ticket to Nowhere by Leroy Yerxa
  8. It's behind us- and behind us let it stay." – When Egypt Went Broke by Holman Day
  9. I shall have to look out, or I shall be left behind – Eunice by Margaret Murray Robertson
  10. Come on, he cried, spurring forward, Red close behind him. – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  11. He looked all round him and also behind – The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  12. It seemed to Connor that there was a smile behind this. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  13. Nothing was behind her. – The Kempton-Wace Letters by Jack London Anna Strunsky
  14. " He wouldn't have left this behind – On the Frontier by Bret Harte
  15. They didn't know I was behind 'em, and I kept still as I could so's I could hear what they said. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  16. I am rather ashamed to say we call her that behind her back. – Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  17. Will you stand behind me? – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  18. Suddenly he heard a voice behind him: " What does this mean?" – 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair
  19. How far were they behind you? – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. They're the rotters that take you off behind your back. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie