Definitions of behind

  1. At the back of; on the other side of; remaining after; inferior to.
  2. At the back of: after or coming after: inferior to.
  3. At the back of; on the other side of; inferior to.
  4. At the back of; after; inferior to. Behind the back, out of notice or regard. Behind one's back, when not present.
  5. In the rear of.
  6. At the back of; after.
  7. The backside; the rump.
  8. 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"
  9. 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"
  10. 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"
  11. in or into an inferior position; " fell behind in his studies"; " their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers"
  12. At the back part; in the rear.
  13. Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind.
  14. Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.
  15. After the departure of another; as, to stay behind.
  16. At the back; in the rear; toward the back; out of sight; past in point of time; in arrears.
  17. In, toward, or at the rear; backward; in reserve; behindhand.
  18. At the back or in the rear; backwards; held back; out of sight; remaining; past in time.
  19. Remaining; at a distance; out of view.
  20. 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.
  21. Left after the departure of, whether this be by removing to a distance or by death.
  22. Left a distance by, in progress of improvement Hence: Inferior to in dignity, rank, knowledge, or excellence, or in any achievement.
  23. At the back of; in the rear.
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