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behind - Dictionary definition and meaning for word behind

Definition
(noun) the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
Example Sentence
  • he deserves a good kick in the butt
  • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

Definition
(adj) having the lower score or lagging position in a contest
Example Sentence
  • behind by two points
  • the 8th inning found the home team trailing

Definition
(adv) in or to or toward the rear
Example Sentence
  • he followed behind
  • seen from behind, the house is more imposing than it is from the front
  • the final runners were far behind

Definition
(adv) remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adv) of timepieces
Synonyms : slow
Example Sentence
  • the clock is almost an hour slow
  • my watch is running behind

Definition
(adv) in or into an inferior position
Example Sentence
  • fell behind in his studies
  • their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers

Definition
(adv) in debt
Synonyms : behindhand , in arrears
Example Sentence
  • 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

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