behind

phonetic symbol: / bɪháɪnd / 

behind - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
arse , ass , backside , bottom , bum , buns , butt , buttocks , can , derriere , fanny , fundament , hind end , hindquarters , keister , nates , posterior , prat , rear , rear end , rump , seat , stern , tail , tail end , tooshie , tush

[ adjective satellite ]
■ having the lower score or lagging position in a contest
e.g.)
・behind by two points

[ adverb ]
■ in or to or toward the rear
e.g.)
・he followed behind
・seen from behind, the house is more imposing than it is from the front
・the final runners were far behind

[ adverb ]
■ remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from
e.g.)
・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

[ adverb ]
■ in debt
e.g.)
・he fell behind with his mortgage payments
・a month behind in the rent
・a company that has been run behindhand for years
behindhand , in arrears

[ adverb ]
■ in or into an inferior position
e.g.)
・fell behind in his studies
・their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers

[ adverb ]
■ of timepieces
e.g.)
・my watch is running behind
slow

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