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Meaning of BEHIND

Pronunciation:  bi'hInd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  2. [adv]  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. [adv]  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. [adv]  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. [adv]  in or into an inferior position; "fell behind in his studies"; "their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers"
  6. [adv]  of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind"

BEHIND is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: arse, ass, backside, behindhand, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hind end, hindquarters, in arrears, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, slow, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush
 See Also: body, body part, torso, trunk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Be*hind"\, prep. [AS. behindan; pref. be- + hindan. See
    {Hind}, a.]
    1. 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.
             A tall Brabanter, behind whom I stood. --Bp. Hall.
    2. Left after the departure of, whether this be by removing
       to a distance or by death.
             A small part of what he left behind him. --Pope.
    3. Left a distance by, in progress of improvement Hence:
       Inferior to in dignity, rank, knowledge, or excellence, or
       in any achievement.
             I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
                                                   --2 Cor. xi.
  2. \Be*hind"\, adv.
    1. At the back part; in the rear. ``I shall not lag behind.''
    2. Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look
    3. Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view;
       out of sight; remaining.
             We can not be sure that there is no evidence behind.
    4. Backward in time or order of succession; past.
             Forgetting those things which are behind. --Phil.
                                                   ii. 13.
    5. After the departure of another; as, to stay behind.
             Leave not a rack behind.              --Shak.
  3. \Be*hind"\, n.
    The backside; the rump. [Low]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are behind someone, suggests that you are offering your support and encouragement for someone. Alternatively, it refers to emerging unconscious thoughts and feelings. Dreaming that you are left behind indicates your fear of not being able to keep up. You are questioning your abilities and/or may not be utilizing your full potential.
Thesaurus Terms
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