Meaning of BEHIND in English


[be.hind] adv or adj [ME behinde, fr. OE behindan, fr. be- + hindan from behind; akin to OE hinder behind--more at hind] (bef. 12c) 1 a: in the place or situation that is being or has been departed from "stay ~" b: in, to, or toward the back "look ~" "came from ~" c: later in time "can spring be far ~"

2. a: in a secondary or inferior position b: in arrears "~ in the rent" c: slow 3 archaic: still to come

[2]behind prep (bef. 12c) 1 a: in or to a place or situation in back of or to the rear of "look ~ you" "put ~ bars" b--used as a function word to indicate something that screens an observer "the sun went ~ a cloud" c: following in order "marched ~ the band" 2--used as a function word to indicate backwardness, delay, or deficiency "~ the times" "~ schedule" "lagged ~ last year's sales" 3 a: in the background of "the conditions ~ the strike" b: out of the mind or consideration of "put our troubles ~ us" c: beyond in depth or time "the story ~ the story" "go back ~ St. Augustine"

4. a: in support of: on the side of "solidly ~ the candidate" b: with the support of "won 1-0 ~ brilliant pitching" [3]behind n [[1]behind] (ca. 1830): buttocks

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