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Adverb: behind  bi'hInd
  1. In, 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"
  2. 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"
  3. Showing a time that is earlier than the actual time
    "my watch is running behind";
    - slow
  4. In or into an inferior position
    "fell behind in his studies"; "their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers"
  5. In debt
    "he fell behind with his mortgage payments"; "a month behind in the rent";
    - behindhand, in arrears
Preposition: behind  bi'hInd
  1. Further back than; at the back of; at the far side of
    "look behind you"; "behind the door"
  2. In support of
    "I'm behind you on this"
  3. Coming at a later time or previous position
    "he leaves a trail of destruction behind him";
    - following, after
Noun: behind  bi'hInd
  1. The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    "he deserves a good kick in the behind";
    - buttocks, nates [technical], butt [N. Amer, informal], backside, bum [Brit, informal], buns [N. Amer, informal], can [N. Amer, informal], fundament, hindquarters, hind end, posterior, rear [informal], rear end [informal], rump, stern [informal], seat, tail [N. Amer, informal], tail end, tooshie [informal], tush [N. Amer, informal], bottom, derriere, bahookie [UK, dialect, informal], botty [informal], heinie [US, informal], duff [N. Amer, informal], booty [N. Amer, informal], patootie [US, informal], tushy [N. Amer, informal], derrière
Adjective: behind  bi'hInd
  1. Having the lower score or lagging position in a contest
    "behind by two points"

Derived forms: behinds

See also: down

Type of: body part

Part of: body, torso, trunk

Encyclopedia: Behind